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Connecting computer components
Computers come with a variety of connection ports and cables. Some are used to connect input and output devices like a mouse, keyboard, printer, digital camera, and speakers; others connect to the internet and other computers (networks). The basic components of a computer system need to be connected correctly to enable it to operate safely. The ports, cables and buttons vary in different computers so this topic provides an introduction to the basic connections you might find on most personal computers.