Your new computer should come with a quick setup guide. It’s always handy to take a look at this and familiarise yourself with your new computer, so you know where to connect cables and where buttons are.
Keyboard and Mouse
Your computer will be supplied with either a wired or wireless keyboard and mouse. These will plug into either the PS2 ports (normally purple and green) or the USB ports. Push the connector into the port as far as it will go.
The monitor will connect to your computer with either an Analog VGA connector, Digital DVI or HDMI connector. Plug the connector into the back of your computer and tighten the two screws on the side to lock it into position.
*Some computers have a cap covering the VGA port, in this case there will be another port (usually located further down) to connect your monitor cable.
If you connect speakers or headphones to your computer, the green jack plug on the end of the audio cable plugs directly into your computer in the green colour coded jack plug socket.
If you have any external peripherals for your computer, such as a printer, scanner or webcam, then you need to install their software before connecting it. These devices mainly come with a USB connector, which will slot into any USB port on your computer.
Your computer can connect to the Internet via a modem or router using USB or network connections. Follow the installation instructions supplied by your internet service provider for internet setup.
To provide your computer with power, connect the supplied 3-pin plug into an available plug socket in the wall and the other end into the back of your computer as shown here.