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

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Mobile Computing

Taking care of your battery

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The battery pack has been designed so that you cannot install it with reverse polarity.

If the battery does not slide into the slot easily, move the battery release lock to the unlocked position and try again. Do not force the battery into position.

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Turn the computer right side up.

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Reconnect any cables.

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Restart the computer.

Taking care of your battery

The following sections offer tips on how to take care of your battery and prolong its life.

Safety precautions

If the battery pack produces an odor, overheats or changes color or shape while it is being used or charged, turn off the computer’s power immediately and disconnect the power cord from the power socket.

Carefully remove the battery pack from the computer.

Do not try to disassemble a battery pack.

Do not overcharge or reverse charge a battery.

Overcharging will shorten its life, and reverse charging could damage it.

Avoid touching the metal terminals of the battery with another metal object. Short-circuiting the battery can cause it to overheat and may cause damage to the battery or the computer.

Do not incinerate a spent battery, as this could cause it to explode and release toxic materials.

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If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately.

Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery.

To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that you can purchase through toshiba.com

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Reverse Polarity should be avoided with all batteries. The main battery is designed so that it cannot be installed in reverse polarity.

Charge the battery pack only in the computer or in a battery charger designated as an approved option.

When you install the battery pack, you should hear a click when it is seated properly.

Do not expose the battery pack to fire. The battery pack could explode.

Maximizing battery life

To maximize the life of your battery pack:

At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges. Before doing so, follow the steps below:

1

Turn off the computer’s power.

2

Disconnect the AC adapter and turn on the computer’s power. If it does not turn on, go to step 4.

3

Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes.

If the battery pack has at least five minutes of operating time, continue operating until the battery pack is fully discharged. If the battery light LED flashes or there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4.

4

Connect the AC adapter to the computer and the power cord to a power outlet. The DC-IN or AC power-light

LED should glow green, and the Battery LED should glow amber to indicate that the battery pack is being charged. If the DC-IN or AC power-light indicator does

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133 not glow, power is not being supplied. Check the connections for the AC adapter and power cord.

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Charge the battery pack until the Battery LED glows green.

If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.

If you will not be using the system for an extended period, more than one month, remove the battery pack.

Disconnect the AC adapter when the battery is fully charged. Overcharging makes the battery hot and shortens life.

If you are not going to use the computer for more than eight hours, disconnect the AC adapter.

Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

Disposing of used batteries safely

The life of a battery pack should last for years. When the battery pack needs replacing, the main battery light flashes amber shortly after you have fully recharged the battery.

You must discard a battery if it becomes damaged.

The computer’s main battery is a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled, or disposed of. Putting spent batteries in the trash is not only irresponsible, it may be illegal. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

Use only batteries recommended by Toshiba.

After repeated use, the batteries will finally lose their ability to hold a charge and you will need to replace them. Under federal, state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.

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