103b-av PC Lab

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Carletta Traylor

CSC 103 Lab # 2-February 7th, 2011-

Model # of computer (full description): 650 SL727/Costa Rica/3.40GHz72M/800/04A3449A893

Team Picture!

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Different stages of disassembly

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The processor

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The memory

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The power supply

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The hard-disk

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The CD/DVD Rom

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- The motherboard

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Other pictures!

The crystal, battery, graphics card and other parts

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    In trying to disassemble our computer, my partner and I started by taking the back
of the computer off. This would reveal all of the inner contents of the computer. At this
point, we looked for any screws that we could find, as this would help to loosen up various
parts of the computer. We started by taking out the power supply, as this seemed to be the
easiest component for my partner and I to take out. After this, and in no particular order, we
unscrewed and took out the CD/DVD Rom, the hard disk, all components on top of the motherboard, 
the motherooard itself, as well as all other removable parts of the computer.
    As far as challenges go, my partner and I sometimes didn't know how (or if) to remove
certain parts of the computer. Oftentimes we would try to loosen the screws around a particular
part, when all we really had to do was push a button, pull a protruding part out, etc. This in itself
was a bit of a surprise to us, as we didn't think that taking parts of a computer out could be so simple.
We were surprised by how many parts there were to the computer, specifically the motherboard. My 
partner and I knew that the motherboard contained several different parts, but we didn't realize just
HOW MANY different parts there were to the motherboard until we looked at it up close (crystals, 
battery, graphics card, memory, etc.)
   This entire lab was one of discovery for my partner and I. Of all the things we discovered,
the most important were as follows:

1) The processor is actually located in a silver square "covering"

2) The power supply (at least for our computer) could output 305 watts of power

3) The hard disk could hold 250.0 (or just 250) GB of data

4) The lines on the motherboard are actually the circuitry

5) The crystal, which resembles an elongated (stretched out) silver oval with writing on it (on the motherboard), powers (controls) the speed of execution for the processor ( the tick-tick sound that it makes)

6) The battery (located on the motherboard) has a clock inside of it that keeps track of the time, even when the computer is off