- Keep the computer as clean as possible: avoid transporting
or using it in dirty or dusty environments. Use the carrying bag when transporting
it. Avoid getting dirt and dust in the floppy disk drive.
- Keep the keyboard clean and avoid spilling liquids
on it. Clean the keyboard with a small computer vacuum to remove dust buildup.
- Make sure you turn off the computer before unplugging
it. When you disconnect cords, pull them by the plugs and not by the cords
- Use a high quality surge protector when your computer
is powered by the AC adapter. Unplug the computer when it is not in use.
- To prevent theft, NEVER leave the computer in your
car within view. If you place it on a seat or floorboard, you are inviting
a thief to break a window and steal the notebook. If you must stow it in a
parked car, lock it in the trunk!
Cleaning the Case
- Always turn off the computer and disconnect the
AC adapter before cleaning the case. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean
it. You can use a mild detergent, but never spray anything directly onto the
computer. Spray the cloth and then wipe the computer with it. Allow 30 minutes
drying time. NEVER use cleaning solvents such as thinner, benzene or isopropyl
Caring for the LCD Display
- LCD screens are delicate and
need careful handling! Keep the LCD screen closed when the computer is not
- Do not put your fingers or sharp
objects (such as pens) directly on the surface. Never spray cleaner directly
onto the display.
- Do not press on or store any
object on the cover when it is closed. It could cause the LCD to break.
- The LCD display panel is covered
with glass. If it gets dirty, wipe the surface gently with a clean, soft tissue
or lint free cloth. You can use a commercially available monitor screen cleaner.
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners. Always spray the cleaner onto the cloth,
not directly onto the display.
Caring for the Touch Pad
- Use your finger on the touch pad, not a pen or
other sharp object.
- Be sure that your hands are clean and dry to prevent
oil and dirt build-up.
- Finger movement should be soft and light. The touch
pad is not pressure-sensitive and requires very little force.
- If your notebook needs servicing,
contact the LTU help desk. Do not attempt to repair a problem yourself or
take the computer elsewhere for service. Unauthorized service voids your warranty.
- Shut off the notebook immediately
and take it to the help desk for servicing if you have the following problems:
- When the power cord or plug
is damaged or frayed
- If liquid has been spilled on
- If it has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged
- Never push any objects of any
kind into cabinet openings. They may touch dangerous voltage points or short
parts that could result in fire or electrical shock.
- Turn off the notebook before
installing or removing a peripheral device such as a printer or keyboard.
- Turn off the notebook and disconnect
the AC adapter before cleaning.
- Do not expose the notebook to
- Keep the notebook away from
any magnetic devices or TVs.
- Do not use your computer on
an unstable working surface to prevent its falling or being knocked over and
- Keep all liquids away from the
notebook and its accessories.
- The bottom and back of the notebook
can get very hot when AC is recharging the battery. Keep the unit away from
combustible materials. Allow space around it on your work surface so that
the fan can operate properly.