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Cables, connectors, and interfaces control the flow of information between various devices internally and externally within the personal computer.
This page provides an overview of what kinds of cables are found within the inside of your computer.
 
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Internal PC Cables

Internal computer cables control the flow of information to components inside of the computer. These cables are normally not visible until you open the case unit. Every component within the computer needs to connect to the computer's motherboard. Each cable is different in color and functionality and is based on the type of component being connected.

By clicking any of sample images listed below you can view a complete overview of what the particular cable does and how it connects inside the computer.

Floppy Drive Hard Disk Drive (IDE, SATA, SCSI) Input / Output (Serial, Parallel, USB)

3.5" Floppy Diskette Ribbon Cable

40 Pin 80 Wire IDE Semi Conductor Cable

50 Pin SCSI Cable

Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive Interface Cable

 

Optical Drive Cables (CD and DVD-ROM)  
 

40 Pin 80 Wire IDE Semi Conductor Cable

 

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