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Friday, March 18, 2011

Switch PC Hardware

If you are looking to upgrade some of your internal computer hardware, you need to swap out the current equipment installed on the system. This process isn't overly complicated, and even if you have never seen the inside of a computer system before you shouldn't run into any trouble changing the hardware, whether it be a hard drive or CD player.

How to switch PC Hardware Components:
1). Shut down the computer. Disconnect all of the cables running into computer and remove the Phillips screws from the back of the computer.

2). Slide open the computer. Look for the hardware you want to switch out. Both the disc drives and hard drives are located at the front of the computer (the disc drives are typically above the hard drives, although this is not the same in all PCs).

3). Disconnect the power/data cable running into the back of the hardware. This cable runs from the hardware into the motherboard. Slide the new equipment into the former's place.

4). Attach the power/data cable into the new hardware's connection port and close the computer case. Tighten the Phillips screws back into position and then insert the cables back into the computer.
5). Power on the computer and insert the driver installation CD. Most computer hardware requires you to install drivers so the system knows exactly how to handle the equipment. Wait a moment and the installation wizard loads. Follow the prompts of the installation wizard to complete the hardware installation and the switch process.


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