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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
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
HP should be used with the computer.
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