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User Guide


Safety notices for notebook computers


WARNING! To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety & Comfort Guide. It describes 

proper workstation setup, posture, and health and work habits for computer users, and 

provides important electrical and mechanical safety information. This guide is located on the 

web at


Heat-related safety warning notice


WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do 

not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the 

computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining 

optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do 

not allow the AC adapter to contact the skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or 

clothing, during operation. The computer and the AC adapter comply with the user-accessible 

surface temperature limits defined by the International Standard for Safety of Information 

Technology Equipment (IEC/EN 60950).

Potential safety conditions notice

If you notice any of the following conditions (or if you have other safety concerns), do not 

use the computer: crackling, hissing, or popping sound, or a strong odor or smoke coming 

from the computer. It is normal for these conditions to appear when an internal electronic 

component fails in a safe and controlled manner. However, these conditions may also 

indicate a potential safety issue. Do not assume it is a safe failure. Turn off the computer, 

disconnect it from its power source, and contact technical support for assistance.

User-replaceable battery notices


WARNING! Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used 

batteries according to the instructions.


WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, or puncture; do not 

short external contacts; do not dispose of in fire or water.


WARNING! Keep the battery away from children.


WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, only the battery provided with the computer, a 

replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased as an accessory from 

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