General Safety Guidelines for
Working with Notebook
ComputersTurning Off Your
To avoid losing data, save and close
any open files and exit any open programs before you turn off your
1.Shut down the operating system: a. Save and close any open files, exit
any open programs, click the Start button, and then click Turn Off
Computer.b. In the Turn off computer window, click Turn
The computer turns off after the operating system shutdown
2. Ensure that the computer and any attached devices
are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not automatically turn
off when you shut down your operating system, press and hold the power button
for 4 seconds.
Before Working Inside Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your
computer from potential damage and to help ensure your own personal
Components inside computers are are susceptible to damage by static
electricity.You should NEVER
handle computer parts if you
have any static electricity buildup. Before working with any sensitive
electronics, be sure to touch the metal casing of the computer first to
ground yourself. If you have an antistatic grounding strap, itís a very good idea to use it while working with your computer.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this
section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information
CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not
touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its
metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not
by its pins.
NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its
connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself. Some cables
have a connector with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable,
press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull
connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins.
Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly
oriented and aligned.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer,
perform the following steps before you begin working inside the
1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent
the computer cover from being scratched.
2. Turn off your computer.
If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the
documentation that came with your docking device for
NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug
the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network wall
4. Disconnect any telephone or network cables from the
5. To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the
main battery before you service the computer.
6. Disconnect your
computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
any installed PC Cards or blanks from the PC Card slot.
8. Remove the Secure
Digital memory card, if installed, from the Secure Digital memory