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Easy Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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Chapter 2. Setting up Your Computer

Now it's time to get connected. Position your system unit so you easily can access all the connections on the back, and carefully run the cables from each of the other components so that they're hanging freely at the rear of the system unit.

When you plug in a cable, you should make sure that it's firmly connected−both to the system unit and to the specific piece of hardware. Loose cables can cause all sorts of weird problems, so be sure they're plugged in really good.

Typical Connections

Typical Connections

Connecting the Mouse and Keyboard

The first items you connect should be your mouse and keyboard. Most mice connect to a dedicated ...

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