- 1). Make sure your desk or table is near an electric outlet and a phone jack.
- 2). Carefully remove equipment from the packing cartons.
- 3). Make sure you have everything that should have come in the boxes, including power cords for each piece of equipment. Each box should include a packing list.
- 4). Position the equipment on your desk. If the computer is a mini-tower, it can go on the floor as long as it has space behind it for ventilation.
- 5). Plug the mouse into the keyboard. Match the icon on the mouse plug to an icon on the keyboard. This ADB plug will only go in one way; turn it 90 degrees if you have trouble.
- 6). Plug the keyboard into the small, round ADB port on the back of the computer. (This should be marked with the same icon as your mouse plug.)
- 7). Connect a printer according to the manufacturer's instructions. (Printers might be connected to a number of different ports.)
- 8). Connect any other devices, such as speakers, a microphone or an external modem. Let the icons on the back of the computer guide you, but use the port specified by the device manufacturer.
- 9). Connect a modem to a phone jack using the supplied phone cable. Plug the phone cable into the surge suppressor if it has a phone cable connector, then plug the second cable into wall jack.
Connect power cords to each piece of equipment.
If you have an external Zip drive, connect it to the SCSI or USB port, depending on what type of drive it is.
Connect the monitor to the computer. The monitor port is unique; find the corresponding size and shape. Use a monitor adapter if necessary. (If you bought a non-Apple monitor this might be necessary.)
Tighten the hand-screws on the monitor plug.
Plug each piece of equipment into a surge suppressor.
Turn on the surge suppressor.
Turn on the monitor.
Turn on all other powered devices connected to computer.
Turn on the computer last.