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How to unpack your Computer the right way

How to unpack your Computer the right way

Whether you have just purchased a new computer, or have transported it from one location to another, there will come a time when you will need to unpack your computer in order to set it up so that you can start using it. It may seem easy enough and it generally is, but there are a few things that some people forget to do which can cause them a few problems during the assembling process.

The first thing to do before you even begin unpacking your computer is to find a suitable place for it. It is highly advised that you set up a specialist computer desk or a table of some sort to put your computer on, since this will provide your computer with a stable platform that will prevent your computer from falling etc. It is also advisable that you choose a place that is near an electrical socket. This is so that it becomes easier for you to supply your computer with power (since it needs power to work).

Once you have found the perfect place, you can start unpacking your computer. The first thing that should be unpacked is the CPU also known as the main unit or the tower. This is the main unit that all other appliances will be plugged into. Remove it from its packaging and stand it upright in the area you wish to keep it.

The next thing you need to unpack is the monitor, which will be the second biggest appliance. Place it gently on the table in a position that allows its cable to reach the CPU. Plug the cable into the corresponding socket in the main until. Monitor plugs usually have additional screws to ensure that they end up connected properly, so make sure that you tighten them.

If you have speakers, this is the time to unpack them. Usually, speakers are kept either side of the monitor, but you can choose to place them wherever you wish (once again make sure that the speaker cables can reach the tower). Speakers will have three cables: one that needs to go into a power outlet, one that goes into the tower and one that goes into the monitor (this does not apply to all speakers).

Next, the keyboard and the mouse can be unpacked. These need to be plugged into the CPU as well, so make sure that they are close enough. Keyboards are usually kept in front of the monitor so that you are able to see the screen whilst you are typing.

All the main components of your computer are now plugged in. Should you have additional appliances such as routers, modems, scanners or printers, now is the time to unpack them and connect them.

You are now ready to plug in the main cable, which connects your CPU to a power outlet. Once this is done, you are ready to use your computer and start enjoying the wonders of technology.

Unpacking a computer is not as tricky as it seems, as long as you unpack all of its components in an order that makes sense. There is no use unpacking a mouse if there is nothing to plug it into. This is just going to make a mess which can leave you feeling frustrated.

Dispose of boxes, plastic wrap and Styrofoam appropriately. Many people choose to keep the original boxes until their guarantee has run out, so if you have the space, you may wish to do that. Remember to recycle any materials that are recyclable.

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