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Published by Tonyvilles
If you want to become a computer technician you can start here
If you want to become a computer technician you can start here

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Published by: Tonyvilles on Oct 13, 2009
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Input devices are all of those accessories you use to input data to your computer including keyboards,
mice, pen tablets, joysticks, etc.
Installing a keyboard mouse is as simple as plugging it in and turning on the computer to let the operating
system recognize it. On older systems, a keyboard and mouse may use the PS/2 style connectors, while
more newer systems (and newer input devices) use USB.
Installing a Scanner
A scanner is also an input device. A scanner can be connected via several different I/O ports including
USB, SCSI, and parallel.

Most parallel port scanners have two parallel ports on the back – one to the computer and one which acts
as a passthru to your printer. Parallel port scanners often require driver software to get them to function
properly which should be included with the scanner.

A USB scanner just requires a USB cable from the scanner to one of the open USB ports on your
computer. In the illustration above, A illustrates the USB cable end to the scanner while B shows the end
connecting to your PC. Some USB scanners are plug’n’play with no driver software needed, while others
require Windows drivers to operate correctly.

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For SCSI scanners, you must follow the manufacturer’s directions to install. One thing to note for the
exam is that the scanner, like all SCSI devices, must be part of a properly terminated SCSI chain. If it is
the last SCSI device and is not properly terminated, the SCSI devices in your system will not function
correctly.

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