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How to install computer hardware

Note: Before installing any hardware inside a computer, you need to open the computer and be aware of ESD and its potential dangers.

hardware installBelow is a listing of various documents with steps, additional information, and help with installing computer hardware into a desktop computer. Click on the link of the hardware you want to install into the computer. If you are upgrading or need help removing old hardware see our steps on how to remove computer hardware.

Computer processor
Computer drive
Computer expansion card
Computer keyboard
Computer motherboard
Computer mouse
Computer power supply
Computer memory
Computer printer
Computer scanner

Computer Processor

Reference Question
CPU Computer processors help and support.
CH000424 Installing a computer processor.

Computer Drive

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CD-R CD-R drive help and support.
CD-ROM CD-ROM drive help and support.
CD-RW CD-RW drive help and support.
DVD DVD drive help and support.
Floppy Floppy disk drive help and support.
Hard drive Hard drive help and support.
CH000413 Installing a PC IDE/EIDE hard drive.
CH000414 Installing a PC floppy disk drive.
CH000415 Installing a PC IDE/EIDE CD drive.
CH000416 Installing a PC IDE/EIDE Zip drive.

Computer Expansion Card

Reference Question
Modem Modem help and support.
Network Computer network card help and support.
Sound card Computer sound card help and support.
Video card Computer video card help and support.
CH000417 Installing an internal computer modem.
CH000418 Installing a computer network card.
CH000419 Installing a computer sound card.
CH000420 Installing a computer video card.

Computer Keyboard

Reference Question
Keyboard Computer keyboard help and support.
CH000449 Installing a computer keyboard.

Computer Motherboard

Reference Question
Motherboard Computer motherboard help and support.
CH000421 Installing a computer motherboard.
CH000796 Can I add an AGP slot to my computer?

Computer Mouse

Reference Question
Mouse Computer mouse help and support.
CH000448 Installing a computer mouse.

Computer Power Supply

Reference Question
PSU Computer Power Supply (PSU) help and support.
CH000422 Installing a computer power supply.

Computer Memory

Reference Question
RAM Computer memory help and support.
CH000423 Installing computer memory (RAM).
CH000910 What type of computer memory to use in a memory upgrade?
CH001405 Determine how many memory slots in a computer.

Computer Printer

Reference Question
Printer Computer printer help and support.
CH000250 Setting up and installing a computer printer
CH000441 Installing a parallel port computer printer.

Computer Scanner

Reference Question
Scanner Computer scanner help and support.
CH000442 Installing a parallel port computer scanner.

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