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CONNECTORS & CABLES
QUESTIONS #8


INTRODUCTION

QUESTIONS

1. IRQ's, COM's, ESD, I/O ADDRESSES, CONNECTORS, SAFETY

2. RAM, ROM & MEMORY

3. CPU MODELS , BUSES

4. HARD DRIVE's, FLOPPY's, CDROM's,

5. MODEMS, NETWORKS

6. MONITOR's

7. PRINTER's

8. MORE CONNECTOR's , CABLE's

9. DOS/WINDOWS

10. DOS/WINDOWS

11. MISC/
TROUBLE-SHOOTING


REFERENCE TABLES

IRQ's

I/O ADDRESS's

LOGICAL MEMORY

PHYSICAL MEMORY

POST ERROR CODES

CPU TYPES

BUS TYPES

DRIVE CABLES

MODEM COMMANDS

NETWORKING

MONITOR's

PRINTER TYPES

LASER STEPS

HP-LASER ERROR CODES

CONNECTORS

CABLES


GO TO     25     REFERENCE TABLES
1. Before you take the case off the computer:
     A. Unplug all cables
     B. Turn the power on
     C. Run the computer in safe mode
     D. Turn the computer upside down
2 . A parallel port (LPT2) will have what type of connector?
     A. DB9-F
     B. DB25-M
     C. RJ-45
     D. USB
3 . What connector on a network card is associated with a 10BASE2 cable?
     A. RJ11
     B. BNC
     C. RJ45
     D. DB25
4 . A male DB-25 port is most likely a:
     A. Network port
     B. Serial port
     C. Parallel port
     D. Game port
5 . What type of connector is most likely found on a printer?
     A. DB-9
     B. Centronics 36
     C. DB-25
     D. RJ45
6. Which of the following is a parallel port connector?
     A. 25 pin male
     B. 25 pin female
     C. BNC
     D. RJ-11
7. RS-232 is a standard that applies to?
     A. parallel ports
     B. serial ports
     C. networks
     D. frequencies
8 . Comm ports use what?
     A. 15 pin female connector
     B. 25 pin male connector
     C. parallel connector
     D. edge connector
9. Which of the below connectors is normally used as a serial port on personal computers?
     A. Female DB9
     B. Female DB25
     C. Male DB9
     D. Male DB25
10 . The total length of your SCSI cables should not exceed ______.
     A. 3 ft
     B. 6 ft
     C. 18 ft
     D. 100 ft
11. On the PC side, the printer port is a:
     A. 25 pin female serial connector
     B. 25 pin female parallel connector
     C. 25 pin male serial connector
     D. 15 pin female serial connector
12 . A parallel port sends and receives data how many bits at a time?
     A. 1
     B. 4
     C. 8
     D. 16
13 . A serial port sends and receives data how many bits at a time?
     A. 1
     B. 4
     C. 8
     D. 16
14. What port uses a 25 pin male or 9 pin male D connector?
     A. Parallel
     B. Serial
     C. Modem
     D. BNC
15. What uses a DIN-5 or PS2 connector?
     A. Modem
     B. Monitor
     C. Printer
     D. Keyboard
16. What uses a 9 pin serial or PS2 connector?
     A. Modem
     B. Monitor
     C. Mouse
     D. Speaker
17 . What card will have a 15-pin female DB connector with 3 rows of pins?
     A. Network
     B. Modem
     C. Memory
     D. Video
18 . What is the maximum recommended length of a serial cable?
     A. 50 feet
     B. 75 feet
     C. 50 yards
     D. 75 yards
19 . Phone lines use what type of connector?
     A. RJ-15
     B. RJ-11
     C. RJ-45
     D. RJ-21
20. Twisted pair cables use what type of connector?
     A. RJ-11
     B. RJ-45
     C. RJ-15
     D. RJ-21
21 . A red or blue stripe on a ribbon cable indicates what?
     A. Pin 1
     B. Pin 2
     C. Pin 35
     D. Pin36
22 . SCSI-2 Cables have how many pins?
     A. 50
     B. 64
     C. 72
     D. 75
23 . Twisted-pair cable uses what type of connector?
     A. RJ-45
     B. RJ-11
     C. BNC
     D. RJ-50
24. Thinnet coaxial cable uses what type of connector?
     A. RJ-45
     B. RJ-11
     C. BNC
     D. AUI
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25 . Thick Ethernet cable uses what type of connector?
     A. RJ-11
     B. RJ-45
     C. BNC
     D. AUI
26 . What is the maximum length of twisted-pair cable before a signal booster is needed?
     A. 100 feet
     B. 100 meters
     C. 500 feet
     D. 500 meters
27 . What is the maximum length of thinnet cable before a signal booster is needed?
     A. 185 feet
     B. 185 meters
     C. 1500 feet
     D. 1500 meters
28 . The power connector on a floppy drive is called a:
     A. molex connector
     B. mini-molex
     C. berg connector
     D. BNC
29 . Which is not a SCSI connector?
     A. DB25
     B. Centronics 50 pin
     C. Centronics 68 pin
     D. RJ45
30 . Which of the below connectors are normally used as serial ports on personal computers?
     A. maleDB9, male DB15
     B. male DB9, male DB25
     C. female DB25
     D. female DB15
31 . Which of the following are you most likely to find on external SCSI devices?
     A. 2 male 50 pin Centronic connectors
     B. 2 female 25 pin Centronic connectors
     C. 2 male 25 pin Centronic connectors
     D. 2 female 50 pin Centronic connectors
32 . What kind of cable is used to prevent EMI
     A. fiber optic
     B. UTP
     C. co-axial
     D. STP
33 . What type of cable can not be used for connecting computers into a network?
     A. UTP cat 5
     B. SCSI cable
     C. Serial cable
     D. Parallel cable
34 . When connecting a ribbon cable to a connector, how do you know which direction to plug it in?
     A. The colored line in the cable goes to pin #1
     B. The blue or red line in the cable goes away from the power connector
     C. The red line in the cable goes to the highest pin number
     D. It does not matter
35 . SVGA monitor cables have _____ pins.
     A. 9
     B. 10
     C. 12
     D. 15
36 . A 25-pin female connector on the back of your computer will typically be:
     A. Serial port
     B. parallel port
     C. Docking
     D. COM2 port
37 . What type of port is a Centronics port associated with?
     A. parallel
     B. serial
     C. RS-232
     D. game
38. Although a parallel port has many pins only a few are used for data transfers. How many pins are used ?
     A. 1
     B. 4
     C. 8
     D. 9
39 . Which pins on a parallel port are used for data transfers?
     A. Pins 2-9
     B. Pins 9-25
     C. Pins 2,3,4
     D. Pin 1, 25
40. Which pin in a serial port is used to signal a device that it is ready to receive data?
     A. 4
     B. 3
     C. 2
     D. 1
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TYPES OF CONNECTORS
CONNECTOR # OF PINS
/ SOCKETS
MALE or
FEMALE
COMMON APPLICATIONS
DB-9 9 PINS MALE SERIAL PORT
DB-9 9 SOCKETS FEMALE EGA/CGA VIDEO PORT,
TOKEN RING ADAPTER PORT
DB-15 15 SOCKETS FEMALE 3 ROWS/5 VGA/SVGA VIDEO ADAPTER
1 ROW/7,1ROW/8 MIDI OR NETWORK
DB-25 25-PINS MALE SERIAL PORT
DB-25 25 SOCKETS FEMALE PROBABLY A PARALLEL PORT
or
EXTERNAL SCSI BUS
RJ-11 4 PINS MALE TELEPHONE WALL JACK
RJ-12 4 PINS MALE TELEPHONE HANDSET CORD
RJ-45 8 PINS MALE 10Base-T ETHERNET CABLE
CENTRONICS-36 36 PINS MALE PARALLEL CABLE
CENTRONICS-50 50 PINS MALE SCSI CONNECTOR
CENTRONICS-50 HP 50 PINS MALE SCSI CONNECTOR
CENTRONICS-68 68 PINS MALE SCSI CONNECTOR
DIN-6 6 SOCKETS FEMALE PS/2 MOUSE PORT
DIN-8 8 SOCKETS FEMALE MAC PRINTER
DIN-9 9 SOCKETS FEMALE BUS MOUSE PORT
BNC-T ~ ~ Co-axial cable (Thinnet)
AUI ~ ~ Co-axial caple (Thicknet)
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TYPES OF CABLES
CABLE TYPE CONNECTORS MAX LENGTH
NULL MODEM DB-9F ,DB-9F 25 FEET
NULL MODEM DB-25F , DB-25F 25 FEET
RS-232
(MODEM CABLE)
DB-9F , DB-25M 25 FEET
RS-232
(MODEM CABLE)
DB-25F , DB-25M 25 FEET
PARALLEL PRINTER DB-25M , CENTRONICS 36 10 FEET
EXTERNAL SCSI MALE CENTRONICS-50
MALE CENTRONICS-50
10 FEET
(TOTAL SCSI BUS LENGTH)
VGA CABLE DB-15M , DB-15M 3 FEET
NETWORKING CABLES
TWISTED PAIR
RJ-45 100 METERS
CO-AXIAL
RG-58 THINNET
BNC-T 185 METERS
CO-AXIAL
RG-59 THICKNET
AUI 500 METERS
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