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1 1 Basic Hardware – The Anatomy of a Computer A Module of the CYC Course – Computer Basics

2 2 Turning the computer on (when its off) Locate the On/Off button on the computer. If theres no light lit next to the on/off button, press it.

3 3 Turning the computer off (when its on) Click on Start Select Shut Down

4 4 Restart or Shut down? Choose restart to turn the computer off, then back on again. Choose shut down to turn it off completely.

5 5 Hardware

6 6 CPU – Central Processing Unit: The brains of the computer

7 7 Hard Drive or Disk Drive This is a storage device similar to a file cabinet that holds important data on your PC so that you can retrieve it later.

8 8 Peripherals These are pieces of computer hardware that help your computer do more things. Examples: – Keyboard – Mouse – Monitor – Printer – Scanner – Speakers – Digital Camera

9 9 External Storage Devices 3.5 inch floppy disc USB Flash Drive Various capacities: 1GB, 4GB CD & DVD CD = 650MB DVD = 4.7GB 1.44MB

10 10 Operating Systems Windows: Vista, XP, 2000, etc. MACs: Leopard, OS X, OS, etc. Operating System Open Source

11 11 Software – can be installed on your computer or used online Internet Browsers Virus Software Office Products (document, presentation, spreadsheets) Graphic/Picture Editing Software & much more Operating System

12 12 Review Give an example of Internal Hardware. What does CPU stand for? What does it do? Why does a computer need a hard drive? Give me an example of External Hardware. What are some of the peripherals we mentioned in class? For more review, you have the crossword puzzle handout.

13 13 Sources This curriculum was partially adapted from a workshop created by N. Riesgraf for the Hibbing Public Library (MN). Funding provided by IRRRA Do I.T. Community Technology Awareness Program. Updated March Revised for Jacksonville Public Library Dec 2005 by Kate Holmes. Updated March This curriculum was partially adapted from a slide presentation entitled The Computer created by the Indian Prairie Public Library. Additional content created by Connect Your Community, a project of OneCommunity, funded by the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.OneCommunityBroadband Technology Opportunities Program

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