1. If you are NOT an electrician turn off the main electrical breaker. If you cannot find it in your indoor panel it will be outside where power enters your home. Turn off all computers, you may need to reset clocks later.

2. Check to make sure the power is off then pull the plug out of the wall. Examine the plug and identify where each wire is terminating.

3. Remove the wires from the plug. Black first, they connect to the gold screws. White next, they are on the silver screws. Last remove the ground wire, it is connected to the green screw.

4. Wire the new plug. you will want about an inch of bare copper at the end of each wire. Loop the end of the wire like a small hook. Connect the ground wire to the green screw. The wire should wrap around screw in a clockwise direction. Next connect the white wires to the silver screws. Last connect the black wires to the gold screws. Make sure all the connections are tight.

5. Push the plug back into the wall and fold the wires behind the plug as you are pushing. Make sure the bare ground wire is not touching any other screws. Now, screw the plug back into the wall until it is flush with the wall surface. You can twist the plug if it is not flat with the surface.

6. Install the cover plate. Turn the power on and check the plug with a three prong tester.

1. If you are NOT an electrician turn off the main electrical breaker. If you cannot find it in your indoor panel it will be outside where power enters your home. Turn off all computers, you may need to reset clocks later.

2. Check to make sure the power is off then pull the switch out of the wall. Examine the switch and identify where each wire is terminating.

3. Remove the wires from the switch. First remove the black wires. If there is a white wire connected to the switch it is probably the hot. Last remove the ground wire, it is connected to the green screw.

4. Wire the new switch. you will want about an inch of bare copper at the end of each wire. Loop the end of the wire like a small hook. Connect the ground wire to the green screw. The wire should wrap around screw in a clockwise direction. Connect the other wires to the silver screws on the side of the switch. These two screws make and break the circuit.  Make sure all the connections are tight.

5. Push the switch back into the wall and fold the wires behind the plug as you are pushing. Make sure the bare ground wire is not touching any other screws. Now, screw the switch back into the wall until it is flush with the wall surface. You can twist the switch if it is not flat with the surface.

6. Install the cover plate. Turn the power on, flip the switch and see if the lights come on.