Use the green line-out connector (available on computers with integrated sound) to attach headphones and most speakers with integrated amplifiers.
On computers with a sound card, the line-out connector is on the card.
Use the blue line-in connector (available on computers with integrated sound) to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR.
On computers with a sound card, the line-in connector is on the card.
If you attach a USB device that was not included in your original computer order, you may need to install a specific driver to make the device
work. Check the documentation that came with the device or contact the USB device manufacturer for more information.
Although any USB device can be attached to either the front- or back-panel USB connectors, Dell recommends using the front-panel USB connectors for devices
that you frequently connect and disconnect, such as USB digital cameras and gaming controllers. Use the back-panel USB connectors for devices that you
rarely connect and disconnect, such as USB printers, scanners, mouse devices, and keyboards.
If you have a standard keyboard, plug the keyboard into the purple keyboard connector. If you have a USB keyboard, plug it into a USB connector.
Connect a serial device, like a handheld device, to the serial connector.
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