Worksheet 1334 Laptop RAM

In this activity, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about expansion memory for a(n) IBM T-43 laptop. (Please ask your instructor for the laptop model to research.) Instructor Note You may choose any laptop to research. The answers here are specific to the IBM T-43. 1. Research the manufacturer specifications for the memory in the IBM T-43 laptop. List the spec- 2. Shop around, and in the following table list the features and costs for expansion...

Worksheet 1332 Docking Station

In this activity, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information and then enter the specifications for a laptop docking station onto this worksheet. Be prepared to discuss your decisions regarding the docking station you select. Instructor Note You may choose another laptop docking station to research. The answers here are specific to the IBM T-43. Most laptops will use manufacturer proprietary docking stations. 1. Research a docking station compatible with a(n)...

Worksheet 1010 Technician Resources

In this worksheet, you will use the Internet to find online resources for a specific computer component. Search online for resources that can help you troubleshoot the component. In the following table list at least one website for each of the following types of resources online FAQs, online manuals, online troubleshooting site, blogs, and online help sites. Give a brief description of the content on the site. Be prepared to discuss the usefulness of the resources you found. Instructor note...

Worksheet 1331 Laptop Batteries

In this activity, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information and then enter the specifications for a laptop battery onto this worksheet. Instructor Note You may choose another laptop battery to research. The answers here are specific to the IBM T-43. The battery included with the T-43 is a standard 6-Cell Litl Li-Ion 6-Cell Battery Pack (10.8V 4.8AH) P N 92P1089 Depending on usage, the IBM 6-Cell battery will operate approximately 4 hours. If you need more...

Worksheet 672 Research Laptop Problems

To find information about the replacement parts, you may have to research the website of the laptop manufacturer. Before you begin this activity, you need to know some information about the laptop. Instructor Note This activity is designed to help the students find information on laptops. Provide students with the required information so that they can work individually or in small groups. To prevent lost lab time, instructors are encouraged to send students...

Worksheet 1623 Research Firewalls

In this activity, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about hardware and software firewalls. 1. Using the Internet, research two hardware firewalls. Based on your research, complete the table that follows Subscription Length (Month Year Lifetime) 2. Which hardware firewall would you purchase List reasons for your selection. Answers will vary. SonicWall Pro1260 Supports enough users for my small business and also provides a DMZ where I can place my web...

BIOS and the BIOS Setup Program

The BIOS setup program is stored in the system ROM chip. It varies greatly from computer to computer. Today's BIOS setup programs include many options. To organize them, they are often grouped together. Most BIOS setup programs are menu based, including standard CMOS setup, advanced chipset setup, power management, PCI configuration, and peripheral configuration. The standard CMOS setup includes the information for the date, time, floppy drives, hard drives, keyboard, and video card. The...

Worksheet 1451 Search for Certified Printer Technician Jobs

In this activity, you will use the Internet to gather information about becoming a certified printer technician. In the following table, list the name of three printer manufacturers, any certification programs available, the required skills of the certification, and the make and model of the printers that require a certified technician. An example has been provided for you. Be prepared to discuss your answers. Instructor Note Search words such as printer certification and certification programs...

Concept Questions

Answer the following questions about installing the motherboard What is used to physically separate the motherboard so that metal contacts do not make contact with the metal case What are the basic steps when installing a motherboard Step 1. Install the standoff onto the motherboard. Only install standoffs that align with the holes in the motherboard because extra standoffs may interfere with the seating of the motherboard in the computer case. Step 2. Carefully place the motherboard inside the...

Lab 333 Install the Motherboard

In this lab, you will install a CPU, a heat sink fan assembly, and a RAM module on the motherboard. You will then install the motherboard in the computer case. The following is the recommended equipment for this lab Computer case with power supply installed Motherboard standoffs and screws Antistatic wrist strap and antistatic mat Instructor Note If you do not want to have your students install the components in this lab due to the expense and fragility of these components, review the steps...

Installing a Processor

Now that you can identify the various parts of a computer, can follow ESD prevention procedures, and are familiar with the safety issues, you are ready to learn the various steps to build a PC. Because the processor is considered the brain of the computer, you will eventually need to install the processor and its thermal solution onto the motherboard. When installing a processor, the chip must be oriented properly on the motherboard. If a processor is off by 90 degrees or inserted backward, it...