Setting Up a Traditional Desktop PC
If you have a traditional desktop computer, you need to connect all the pieces and parts to your computer’s system unit before powering it on. After connecting all your peripherals, you can then connect your system unit to a power source. Just make sure the power source is turned off before you connect!
- Connect the mouse cable to a USB port on your system unit.
- Connect the keyboard cable to a USB port on your system unit.
Connect the blue monitor cable to the blue monitor port on your system unit; make sure the other end is connected to your video monitor. (If your monitor has a DVI or HDMI connection, use that instead.)
- Connect the green phono cable from your main external speaker to the audio-out or sound-out connector on your system unit; connect the other end of the cable to the speaker.
Connect one end of your printer’s USB cable to a USB port on the back of your system unit; connect the other end of the cable to your printer.
- Connect one end of your computer’s power cable to the power connector on the back of your system unit; connect the other end of the power cable to a power source.
Connect your printer, speakers, and other powered external peripherals to an appropriate power source.