Dowadge AH562 UG.book

Dowadge AH562 UG.book

Chapter 5

Care and Maintenance

Caring for your LIFEBOOK Notebook

If you use your Fujitsu LIFEBOOK notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.

T

HE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE

(ESD). T

O MINIMIZE RISK TO THE

COMPONENTS

,

OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS

:

B

EFORE DOCKING OR UNDOCKING YOUR

LIFEBOOK

NOTEBOOK

(

WHEN USING A PORT REPLICATOR

),

IT IS A GOOD PRACTICE TO ALWAYS TOUCH

A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY

.

B

E SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

. E

VEN IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR SLEEP

MODE

,

DATA COULD BE LOST OR MEMORY COULD BE DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM

.

W

HEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE

,

HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO TOUCH ANY CONTACTS OR CHIPS

. B

E CAREFUL NOT

TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR COMPONENTS

;

THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS

.

E

LECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF MISUSED

. O

PERATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT OR SIMILAR PRODUCTS

,

MUST ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY AN

ADULT

. D

O NOT ALLOW CHILDREN ACCESS TO THE INTERIOR OF ANY ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DO NOT PERMIT THEM TO HANDLE ANY CABLES

.

Your notebook is a durable but sensitive electronic device. Treat it with respect and care.

Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable carrying case.

Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation instructions closely.

Keep it away from food and beverages.

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To protect your notebook from damage and to optimize system performance, be sure to keep all air vents

unobstructed, clean, and clear of debris. This may require periodic cleaning, depending upon the environment in which the system is used.

Do not operate the notebook in areas where the air vents can be obstructed, such as in tight enclosures or on soft surfaces like a bed or cushion.

If you accidentally spill liquid on your LIFEBOOK notebook:

1

Turn it off.

2

3

Position it so that the liquid can run out.

Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.

4

If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative.

Do not use your Fujitsu LIFEBOOK notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).

Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.

Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other environmental hazards.

Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140° F (60° C) may damage your notebook.

Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots when they are not in use.

Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.

If you are carrying your LIFEBOOK notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure that there are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.

Never position your notebook such that the optical drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.

Cleaning your LIFEBOOK notebook

Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.)

Clean your LIFEBOOK notebook with a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.

Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners.

Always shut down the computer, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery when cleaning or disinfecting the computer exterior, keyboard or LCD display.

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Cleaning guidelines using recommended off-the-shelf cleaners

Computer exterior, computer keyboard

To clean the exterior and keyboard, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:

Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit

Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes

3M CL563 Cleaner Wipes

Note: After cleaning with one of these products, polish with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth until solution is no longer visible.

LCD display

To clean the LCD display, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:

Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit

Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes

* Applies to Tablet PC, convertible PC with LCD shield, and standard notebook LCD displays.

Wipe the LCD surface gently, allowing it to dry before turning on the computer.

Disinfecting LIFEBOOK computers

Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based germicide which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA.

U

SE OF INCORRECT CLEANERS CAN RESULT IN OPTICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE

LCD

AND

/

OR DAMAGE TO THE COMPUTER

. A

LWAYS REFER TO THE

CLEANER MANUFACTURER

'

S GUIDELINES AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR PROPER HANDLING AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS

.

N

EVER USE AMMONIA

,

ACIDIC

,

OR ALKALINE CLEANERS OR ORGANIC CHEMICALS SUCH AS PAINT THINNER

,

ACETONE

,

PROPYL OR ISOPROPYL

ALCOHOL

,

OR KEROSENE

. I

T MAY DAMAGE SURFACE FINISHES AND THE COATING OF THE

LCD

SCREEN

.

N

EVER USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING

S

TYLISTIC AND

LIFEBOOK PC

S

.

Storing your LIFEBOOK notebook

If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn your LIFEBOOK notebook off, fully charge the battery, then remove and store all Lithium ion batteries.

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Store your notebook and batteries separately. If you store your LIFEBOOK with a battery installed, the battery will discharge, and battery life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery might damage your LIFEBOOK.

Store your Fujitsu LIFEBOOK in a cool, dry location. Temperatures should remain between 13ºF (-25ºC) and

140ºF (60ºC).

A

LWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND

/

OR PACKAGING IT

. A

FTER SHUTTING DOWN THE SYSTEM

,

WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS

LED

PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION

(

I

.

E

.,

NO LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED

).

I

T IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU CLOSE THE LID

. T

HIS SITUATION MAY

OCCUR DUE TO PRE

-OS

BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER

.

A

TTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR

VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED

.

Traveling with your LIFEBOOK notebook

Do not transport your notebook while it is turned on.

Always bring your System Recovery disc when you travel. If you experience system software problems while traveling, you may need it to correct any problems. Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling overseas. Check the following diagram to determine which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel agent.

Outlet Type Location Outlet Type Location

United States, Canada, parts of Latin America,

Mexico, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan

United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Africa

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent

States (CIS), most of Europe, parts of Latin America, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Hong Kong, India, most of South Asia

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China, Australia, New Zealand

It is recommended that you carry your notebook with you while traveling, rather than checking it in as baggage.

Never put your notebook through a metal detector. Have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel.

You can however, put your notebook through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of the machine and remove it as soon as possible or have your notebook handinspected by security personnel. Security officials may require you to turn your notebook on, so make sure you have a charged battery on hand.

Batteries

Caring for your Batteries

Always handle batteries carefully.

Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object). Do not carry loose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects. Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.

Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.

Recharge batteries only as described in this manual and only in ventilated areas.

Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a day or two; intense heat can shorten the battery life.

Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6 months without recharging it.

Increasing Battery Life

Power your LIFEBOOK notebook through the AC or optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.

If your notebook is running on battery power all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight.

Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.

Turn off the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth devices when not in use by clicking the [Fn]+[F5] key combination.

Set the power management for maximum battery life.

Put your notebook in Standby mode when it is turned on and you are not actually using it.

Limit your media drive access.

Disable the Media Player auto insert notification function.

Always use fully charged batteries.

Eject ExpressCards when not in use.

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Media Care

Caring for your Media (DVD/CD/CD-R)

Media discs are precision devices and will function reliably if given reasonable care.

Always store your media disc in its case when it is not in use.

Always handle discs by the edges and avoid touching the surface.

Avoid storing any media discs in extreme temperatures.

Do not bend media discs or set heavy objects on them.

Do not spill liquids or get dust on media discs.

Do not scratch media discs.

If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs.

Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen or pencil. Always use a felt pen.

If a disc is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth starting from the inner edge and wiping to the outer edge.

Caring for your Optical Drive

Your optical drive is durable but you must treat it with care. Please pay attention to the following points:

The drive rotates the compact disc at a very high speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock or vibration with the power on.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be exposed to extreme temperatures or a damp or dusty environment.

Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be subjected to shock or vibration.

Do not disassemble or dismantle the optical drive.

Use of a commercially available lens cleaner is recommended for regular maintenance of the drive.

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ExpressCards/SD Cards

Caring for your Cards

Media are durable, but you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied with your card will provide specific information, but you should pay attention to the following points:

To keep out dust and dirt, store cards in their protective sleeves when they are not installed.

Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat.

Keep the cards dry.

Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy objects on top of them.

Do not force cards into the slot.

Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them to excessive vibration.

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