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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.


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

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