Attaching Devices Guide
Are you confused about your PC sockets? Wondering what’s the difference between a DVI and LPT socket? If you need to attach devices to your computer, make sure you attach them to the right socket on the back. It is possible, for example, to fit a USB plug into a network socket without too much bother. Not only will this not work, it might actually damage your PC!
The following table shows pictures of PC sockets, gives their names, and their most common uses. If you have problems identifying a socket that’s not listed, please call us on 0131 339 9448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help identify it.
If you plug a device into your PC using the incorrect socket or lead, you may end up damaging both the PC and the device!