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Building a Personal Computer


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Building a Personal Computer

  1. 1. Building a Personal Computer A hands on encounter Rebecca Hersh Desiree Noland Barbara Froehlich
  2. 2. Computer Parts These are the parts we dissected: <ul><li>Side Cover </li></ul><ul><li>Drive Cables </li></ul><ul><li>Case Wires </li></ul><ul><li>Power Supply </li></ul><ul><li>Fan </li></ul><ul><li>Network Card </li></ul><ul><li>BIOS </li></ul><ul><li>Dial Up Network Card </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Card </li></ul><ul><li>RAM </li></ul><ul><li>Floppy Disk Drive </li></ul><ul><li>CD ROM Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Motherboard </li></ul>
  3. 3. We started with a Dell desktop PC
  4. 4. And off comes the cover… <ul><li>Our first step was to snap the cover off. </li></ul><ul><li>The side panels were easy to snap off. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Get out the toolbox! <ul><li>Next we unscrewed the Power Supply. We had to rotate the Power Supply up in order to get to the screw. </li></ul><ul><li>Then we unplugged it and snapped it out. </li></ul>
  6. 6. And there it is…
  7. 7. Next up personal AC <ul><li>Then we focused on the Cooling Fan. </li></ul><ul><li>There were 4 little screws that we unscrewed and unplugged the power line. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cooling Fan…Check!
  9. 9. Connections! <ul><li>Now we disconnected the drive cables. </li></ul><ul><li>These are ribbon cables which connect the hard dive and disc drive to the motherboard. </li></ul>
  10. 10. One more… <ul><li>We removed any wires that were left. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Onto the PCI cards <ul><li>Next we unscrewed and removed the PCI cards. The first one was the Network Card. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Wait…there’s more! <ul><li>We unscrewed and took out the BIOS. </li></ul>