Chapter 2: Computer Hardware30 Installing Peripheral Devices Data bus Expansion cards –Expansion slot –PCMCIA slot
Chapter 2: Computer Hardware31 Installing Peripheral Devices An expansion card slides into an expansion slot and is secured with a small screw.
Chapter 2: Computer Hardware32 Installing Peripheral Devices Expansion port Peripheral device may include the Plug and Play feature, or require a device driver
Chapter 2: Computer Hardware33 Surge Protection and Battery Backup Power surge Surge strip UPS
Chapter 2: Computer Hardware34 Basic Maintenance Computer component failures can be caused by manufacturing defects and other circumstances beyond your control Keep the keyboard clean Clean your computer screen on a regular basis Keep the area clean around your computer Make sure fans are free of dust
Chapter 2: Computer Hardware35 Troubleshooting and Repair Telltale signs that your computer is in trouble –Failure to power up –Loud beep –Blue screen of death Help and Support Center Safe Mode