Toshiba 14.1 TFT XGA LCD MODULE - TECRA S1 (V00002008006) PC Notebook

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Chapter 2

Getting Started

This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, describes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your computer.

Selecting a place to work

Your computer is designed to be used in a variety of locations and situations. This section provides guidelines for setting up your computing environment.

Creating a computer-friendly environment

Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer and any other items you need to use, such as a printer. Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to give adequate ventilation, otherwise, they may overheat.



Getting Started

Selecting a place to work

To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area from:

Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight.

Liquids and corrosive chemicals.

If you spill liquid into the computer, turn it off, unplug it from the AC power source, and let it dry out completely before turning it on again.

If the computer does not operate correctly after you turn it back on, contact a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider.

Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as large stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones.

Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.

Extreme heat, cold, or humidity. Operate the computer within a temperature range of 41 degrees to 95 degrees

Fahrenheit (5 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius) and 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing humidity.

Keeping yourself comfortable

Strain and stress injuries are becoming more common as people spend more time using their computers. However, with a little care and proper use of the equipment, you can work comfortably throughout the day.

Using the computer keyboard incorrectly can result in discomfort and possible injury. If your hands, wrists, and/or arms hurt while typing, stop using the computer and rest. If the discomfort persists, consult a physician.

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Getting Started

Selecting a place to work


This section provides hints on avoiding strain and stress injuries. For more information, consult books on ergonomics, repetitive-motion injury, and repetitive-stress syndrome.

Placement of the computer

Proper placement of the computer and external devices is important to avoid stress-related injuries. Consider the following when placing your computer.

Place the computer on a flat surface at a comfortable height and distance. You should be able to type without twisting your torso or neck and look at the screen without slouching.

If you use an external monitor, the top of the screen should be no higher than eye level.

If you use a paper holder, set it at the same height and distance as the screen.

Seating and posture

When using your computer, maintain good posture with your body relaxed and your weight distributed evenly. Proper seating is a primary factor in reducing work strain. Some people find a backless chair more comfortable than a conventional chair. Whichever type you choose, use the following guidelines to adjust your chair for maximum computing comfort.

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Getting Started

Selecting a place to work

Below eye level


Correct posture and positioning of the computer


90° angles

Position your chair so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the level of your elbow. You should be able to type comfortably with your shoulders relaxed and your forearms parallel to the floor.

If you are using a conventional chair:

Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. If necessary, use a footrest to raise the level of your knees and ease the pressure on the back of your thighs.

Adjust the back of your chair so that it supports the lower curve of your spine. If necessary, use a cushion to provide extra back support. Lower-back support cushions are available at many office supply stores.

Sit with your back straight so that your knees, hips, and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when you work. Do not slump forward or lean back too far.


Proper lighting can improve the readability of the display and reduce eyestrain.

Position the display panel or external monitor so that sunlight or bright indoor lighting does not reflect off the screen. Use tinted windows or shades to reduce glare.

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