How to Plug in a Computer

This is how to plug in and turn on a computer for the first time.

Prerequisites: Basic cable matching ability

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 10 Minutes

Expected Outcome: The computer turns on and all devices work properly

Tools Required: The right cables for your computer and peripherals 

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Match the cables you have with the ones on the computer.
    1. Most cables for a computer will only plug in one way. 
    2. You can determine which cables go where by looking at the cable and finding where it fits on the computer
      The Computers Back Connector Panel
  2. Once you have matched the cables you can begin plugging them in where they go.
    1. Some cables may be able to plug into multiple places like USB cables. 
  3. After everything is plugged in the computer should turn on and function properly