Installing Hardware Guides

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  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    This is something i definitely wish to learn so can i ask does anyone know of any decent web site which give good and easy to follow for a newbie video or pictorial guides on how to install and replace hardware. Such as memory, hard drives, DVD writers etc.

    I would really appreciate it if you could.
    Thanks
    Anthony
     
  2. iceni60

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    there are some really really good guides i once saw. i think they were from a link to another site at the end of one of the howstuffworks tutorials. i'll have a quick look. here are some links in the meantime...

    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/pc10.htm
    http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorials/
    http://www.directron.com/howtoupsys.html
     
  3. AnthonyG

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    Thanks, Can i also ask are there any good books you would recommend that i can get from amazon/waterstones.

    It has to be easy to follow for someone that knows nothing about the internals of computers though.

    Can i ask how is "Upgrading and Repairing PCs" by Scott Mueller as googling i see that mentioned a lot.
     
  4. iceni60

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    sorry i don't know the answers. here's a good link, it isn't the one i was looking for, but it has pictures.
    http://www.buildyourowncomputer.net/learntobuild.html

    here's afew more.
    http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/index.htm
    http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/tutorials/109/1/
    http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/tutorials/48/1/
    http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/99/27/index2a.html
     
  5. Firecat

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    I have myself installed RAM, Graphics cards and PCI cards...
     
  6. dog

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    Hi Anthony, ;)

    If you have an brand name PC (Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM, etc.) ... they usually provide a users guide. Make sure you reference that too ... as they will provide 'info' specific to your machine for installing new equipment/components. Together with the 'new' products installation instructions it will be much simpler then you think.

    Read the instructions thru twice for good measure before you start, and Always use an anti-static bracelet to protect your equipment.

    HD, CD/DVD's are very easy ... others are a little more tricky ... memory (easily damaged or not seated properly), video cards (If you don't load the drivers prior to the install) ...

    If you're uncomfortable at all with doing an upgrade ... get it done at a PC shop for a few bucks ... (and ask while you're there if you can watch, and ask them to give you a walk thru as you watch along) ... it will save you from any trouble and you'll learn in the process. :)

    Steve
     
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