Connecting a Computer

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Connecting a Computer

  1. 1. Hardware: Connecting A Computer Mr. Hess Intro to Technology LPS College Park
  2. 2. Don’t be afraid. It’s easier than it looks.
  3. 3. Getting Power to the PC Goes in the wall Goes in your computer
  4. 4. Power Cord
  5. 5. Let there be light! Be sure I’m facing the right way. VS.
  6. 6. Monitor
  7. 7. Communicating to the PC PS/2 USB Keyboard
  8. 8. PS/2 Keyboard USB Keyboard
  9. 9. There’s a mouse on my desk! PS/2 USB Mouse I heard you had a mouse problem.
  10. 10. PS/2 Mouse USB
  11. 11. Jack me into the internet! <ul><li>RJ45=Network Cable </li></ul>RJ11=Phone/Modem
  12. 12. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VGA: Monitor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PS/2: Mouse & Keyboard </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USB: flash drive, mouse, keyboard, printer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RJ45: internet cable, network cable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Firewire: video cameras, hard drives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Card: pink=microphone; green=speakers/headphones </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Keyboard Mouse Speakers or Headphones Microphone USB Network Cable Printer
  14. 15. Zip ties are a great way to organize cables.
  15. 16. Helpful Tips: <ul><li>If something’s wrong, check the cables first. </li></ul><ul><li>Always be sure the cable is going into the plug the right way. Don’t force it! </li></ul><ul><li>Never plug in or unplug the computer while it is turned on. Always turn off the computer when connecting wires. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to check that plugs are plugged in on the other side as well. (The wall, the monitor, the internet jack, etc.) </li></ul>

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