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2012 Build Your Own PC Installation: Powering On

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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 1:51
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: 360 Days
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 7 MB
  • Posted: 03/02/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

2012 Build Your Own PC: Components, Install, Setup (27 lessons, $29.70)
2012 Build Your Own PC: Component Installation (10 lessons, $13.86)

Overview:
In this lesson, we'll power the computer on, making sure that the fans are spinning and the lights on the front of the case are working. Whether your are building your first gaming PC yourself, a budget computer, or just interested in learning what goes into a computer these lessons will help you get there.

In the Computer Setup lessons we'll continue the steps to build your own computer (starting with System Boot and BIOS Setup - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1536).

This lesson is part of a comprehensive series of lessons created by Home PC Builder that will guide you through the process of building your computer (from the selection internal and external components through installation and setup).

You can purchase all 27 lessons in the course and save 46%.
http://www.mindbites.com/series/25-2012-build-your-own-pc-components-install-setup

For a DVD of this full series, please refer to https://www.homepcbuilder.com.

The other lessons in this Installation series are:
Pt 1/10: Parts Overview - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1535
Pt 2/10: RAM and CPU Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1533
Pt 3/10: Motherboard Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1537
Pt 4/10: Adding Case Fans - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1543
Pt 5/10: Hard Drive Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1542
Pt 6/10: DVD/CD/Blu-Ray Drive Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1541
Pt 7/10: Installing Data Cables - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1545
Pt 8/10: Installing Add-On Cards - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1540
Pt 9/10: Connecting Power Cables - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1538
Pt 10/10: Powering On - This Lesson

You can buy all 10 installation lessons as a series and save 30% http://www.mindbites.com/series/23-2012-build-your-own-pc-component-installation

The power on the computer lesson covers:

*Checking Hardware Connections
*Connect the Speakers
*Connect the Monitor, keyboard and mouse
*Connect the Power to the computer.
*Powering the computer on and what to look for

Once the computer is up and running we continue with the BIOS Setup (http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1536).

The supplemental file below contains the complete written instructions from the video and is available to download after you buy.

Supplementary Files

  • Once you purchase this lesson you will have access to these files:
  • 09_power_on_inst.rtf 09_power_on_inst.rtf

About this Author

Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper
68 lessons
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Hello everyone my name is Michael Cooper & I have been in the computer industry for over 15 years. For the past 8 years I have been making instructional videos showing the average computer user how to build their own computer. I am A+ Certified and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

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not what i thought i`d get
04/04/2010
~ raynad2

$1.98 for really nothing,a rip !what do you think u gave me any body can flip a switch.come on mike give what people pay for.a full startup after rebuild.thanks a lost
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Nopic_tan
not what i thought i`d get
04/04/2010
~ raynad2

$1.98 for really nothing,a rip !what do you think u gave me any body can flip a switch.come on mike give what people pay for.a full startup after rebuild.thanks a lost
<raynad2@yahoo.com>

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