Computer Works Course: Session Six - The Hard Disk Drive

This weeks session involved discovering and identifying the different types of hard disk drives and their components. Members also installed a hdd, and completed a quiz.

Computer Works Course: Session Three – connectors, Interfaces, and Cables

Members of MOWLL learnt the correct method of attaching connectors, and cables to parts of the motherboard. Members studied the different types of connectors, interfaces, and, cables. Members also completed a quiz.

Computer Works Course: Session One – Health & Safety

Members of MOWLL learnt the Health & Safety aspects of installing hardware using the correct tools to install a CPU. The tools used: anti-static wrist band and a CPU insertion tool.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Tenth Session

Members of MOWLL took it in turn to install memory, the cpu, a motherboard, hard drive, power supply, and a network card. Members also recieved their level three certificates.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Ninth Session

Members of MOWLL studied different types of peripheral, including the keyboard, mouse and storage devices.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Eighth Session

Members of MOWLL studied DVD drives, identified connections, ports, components, interfaces, and installed a DVD card into a PC.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Seventh Session

Members of MOWLL studied different types of video cards, and identified connections, ports, components, and interfaces. As well as understanding how video cards work, members also installed a video card into a PC, using the correct equipment.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Sixth Session

Members of MOWLL studied different types of sound cards and identified connections, ports, components, and interfaces of sound cards.  Members also studied how to install sound cards.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Fifth Session

Members of MOWLL studied the different types of hard drives, including external and internal drives, Solid State / Flash Drives, internal components of HDD’s, and installing HDD’s using correct tools.  Members also identified HDD’s from other computer-based systems.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Fourth Session

Members of MOWLL studied the different types of computer memory, external and internal memory, and how to install memory modules in motherboards. Members installed memory modules using correct tool.

Computer Works Course – Level Three, Third Session

Members of MOWLL studied:

  • The different types of Internal connectors
  • How to attach connectors to a hard drive
  • How to attach connectors to a motherboard

Computer Works Course – Level Three, Second Session

Members of MOWLL continued their course by understanding what a computer motherboard is, what one looks like, and how to install one in a PC.  Members also identified motherboards in other digital systems, such as a mobile phone and a camera.

Computer Works Course - Level Three

Members of MOWLL have started their Computer Works level three course and are working hard to find information on Computer Systems to identify components, such as hard drives, USB ports, and memory.

The Ninth Week of the Computer Works Course

This week’s lesson was about peripherals (mice, keyboard, etc), and how they are attached to the computer.  Each member took a keyboard apart and examined the internal components of the keyboard.  They also watched a video on how a keyboard works.

Here are some images of members examining and taking apart a keyboard.

The Eight Week of The Computer Works Course

This week’s lesson was about the DVD drive of a computer, in which members learnt the basics of how DVD drives work.  The lesson also involved watching a video on how DVD drives and disks are made.

Here are some photographs of the members, examining and taking apart a DVD drive.

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