Electrical and mechanical safety information – Precautions for portable computer products

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Precautions for portable computer products

In addition to the general precautions described earlier, be sure to observe the following precautions when operating a portable computer product. Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire, bodily injury, and damage to the equipment.

WARNING: To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to contact the skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The computer and the AC adapter comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).

Monitor support cover
Do not place a monitor with an unstable base or a monitor heavier than the marked weight rating on top of a monitor support cover or stand. Heavier monitors should be placed on a work surface next to the docking base.

Rechargeable battery pack
Do not crush, puncture, or incinerate the battery pack or short the metal contacts. In addition, do not attempt to open or service the battery pack.

Docking base
To avoid pinching your fingers, do not touch the rear of the computer when docking it into a base.