WHAT'S INSIDE: COMPUTER HARDWARE
- Hardware Basics
- Hard Drives & Disks
- Power Supplies
- Mac Computers
- Tablet PCs
The serial port was an integral part of most computers for more than 20 years, but new computers usually have USB connections instead. Serial ports are still used for most modems, as well as a few other electronic devices.
Your computer's casing encloses some pretty toxic stuff. If you were to pick through its innards, you'd expose yourself to a whole bevy of chemicals. So how do you stay safe when you power up?