I can't see which direction I need to plug in my USB devices and ports. So I will be painting them.
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Step 1: Step 1: Tape Off Your Ports
Get some tape and tape them off. Painters tape is great, but any will work.
Step 2: Step 2: Paint
Paint the little plastic piece inside of the USB ports. I used a Testors paint pen.
Step 3: Results: Nice
Genius!!!! Now I can see in dim lighting which direction I need to plug in my devices.
Why were those USB ports black anyway?
Notes: You could use silver, white, or gold paint with better results.
Step 4: Other Tweaks
You might have noticed that my NIC connection and 56k connection have connectors in them.
I was watching my girlfriend try to plug the power connector into the NIC! So I decided that something must be done. The wonderful engineers at HP decided putting the NIC right next to the power connector was a great idea.
I used new connectors and plugged them in. For the NIC I used a new connector but cut it in half so it doesn't stick out.