Proper Care and Handling of your laptop

Proper Care and Handling of your laptop
Responsible Use Form
Proper Care and Handling of your Laptop
Chargers
Avoid bending the charger’s cord at sharp angles. Position your charger cord so that you
won’t walk/trip on it or roll over it with a chair. Disconnect all connected cables from your
computer before placing it in your carrying case.
Heat
Always place your laptop on a flat, stable surface. Do not place it on top of stacks of
paper, blanket, upholstery, or anything else that is an insulator. The bottom of your laptop
is a cooling surface. Excessive heat buildup will lead to computer failure.
Gravity - The enemy of a Laptop
Don't drop your computer! This can break the hinge, latch, or worse. Keep your laptop
away from the edges of tables and desks.
Liquids
Keep liquids away from your Laptop. Liquids damage the electronic components quickly
and easily.
The Screen
Your Laptop's LCD Display is a very expensive component. If you drop your laptop or
slam the lid shut, it may crack. Make sure you don’t have anything between the screen
and keyboard as you close the case. If you open the screen beyond its hinge limitation it
will break and be very costly to repair. Don’t place items on top of your laptop as the
weight can cause damage to the screen. Always keep magnetic devices away from your
laptop.
Keep it clean
Don’t use your laptop while you eat. Make sure your hands are clean when using your
laptop. To clean, shut down your laptop, disconnect the power adapter and network cable,
and remove the battery. Use a damp, soft, lint‐ free cloth to clean the computer’s exterior.
Avoid getting moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer.
Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.
Proper way to carry your laptop
Be sure to use both hands if you are moving your laptop when it isn’t in its protective bag.
Never lift or carry by the screen as you can either break the screen or damage the hinge.
It is safer to close the laptop before moving. Don’t squeeze your laptop case. You can
damage internal components and/or the screen.
Authorized users
The school laptop is assigned to you for your use alone. Please don’t allow others to use
your computer. Remember you are responsible for any damage or misuse. Please keep
away from small children and pets.
Keep your laptop secure
Please keep laptop in a secure area when not in use. Do not leave your laptop sitting in
your car or other places where anyone can have access. When traveling, take special
care to ensure the safety of the laptop.
Stay out of the inside
Under no circumstances should you open (or attempt to open) your school computer’s
case. Touching the wrong components may not only damage the computer, it may
seriously hurt you. Let a district technician handle any repairs that require the case to be
opened.
REMINDERS
1. Charging
 Charge your computer each night.
 Bring your power cord with you in your computer bag.
2. Screensavers, backgrounds, and other personalization
 Personalize your laptops in school appropriate ways. Laptop personalization
must not violate school rules or the Acceptable Use Policy.
3. Laptop bag
 Carry your computer in a padded laptop bag when leaving your home
 Keep your laptop, cord, jetpack and cord, in your laptop bag
 DO NOT write or put stickers etc. on computer bags or laptops
4. Keyboard: do not remove plastic keys from the keyboard. The plastic tabs
that keep the keys attached to the keyboard break easily which will damage
the computer.
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