Toshiba Laptop Safety Instructions



Optical disc drive safety instructions

Be sure to check the precautions at the end of this section.

The drive model employs a laser system. To ensure proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an

authorized service location. Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other

than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure.


CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read the instruction manual carefully and keep this manual for your future reference. In case of any trouble with this model, please contact your nearest “AUTHORIZED service station.” To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure.

General Precautions

TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the

computer. Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions included in the text of the manual.

Provide adequate ventilation

Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your computer is in Sleep Mode). In this condition, observe the following: Never cover your computer or AC adaptor with any object.

Never place your computer or AC adaptor near a heat source, such as an electric blanket or heater. Never cover or block the air vents including those located at the base of the computer. Always operate your computer on a hard flat surface. Using your computer on a carpet or other soft material can block the vents. Always provide sufficient space around the computer. Overheating your computer or AC adaptor could cause system failure,

computer or AC adaptor damage or a fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.

Creating a computer-friendly environment

Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer and any other items you are using, such as a printer. Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to provide adequate ventilation. Otherwise, they may overheat. To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area from: Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight. Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as

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. Liquids and corrosive chemicals.

Stress injury

Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. It contains information on the prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists that can be caused by extensive keyboard use. It also includes information on work space design, posture and lighting that can help reduce physical stress.

Heat injury

Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your skin might suffer a low-heat injury. If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact

with the metal plate supporting the various interface ports as this can become hot. The surface of the AC adaptor can become hot when in use but this condition does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the AC adaptor, you should disconnect it and let it cool before moving it. Do not lay the AC adaptor on a material that is sensitive to heat as the material could become damaged.

Pressure or impact damage

Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of strong impact as this can damage the computer’s components or otherwise cause it to malfunction.

Cleaning the computer

To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust and dirt, and use care with all liquids around it.Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely – in these circumstance you should get the computer inspected by an authorized service provider in order to assess the scope of any damage. Clean the plastics of the computer using a slightly water dampened cloth. You can clean the display screen by spraying a small amount of glass

cleaner onto a soft, clean cloth and then wiping the screen gently with the cloth.

Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let liquid run into any part of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the computer.

Moving the computer

While the computer is designed for flexible day-to-day usage you should exercise a few simple precautions when moving it in order to help ensure trouble-free operation.

  • Make sure all disk/disc activity has ended before moving the
  • computer.
  • Turn off (shut down) the computer.
  • Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the
  • computer.
  • Close the display panel.
  • Do not pick up the computer by its display panel.
  • Before carrying your computer, shut it down, disconnect the AC
  • adaptor and allow it to cool down – a failure to follow this instruction
  • may result in minor heat injury.
  • Be careful not to subject the computer to impact or shock – a failure to
  • follow this instruction could result in damage to computer, computer
  • failure or loss of data.
  • Never transport your computer with any cards installed – this may
  • cause damage to either the computer and/or the card resulting in
  • computer failure.
  • Always use a suitable carry case when transporting the computer.
  • When carrying your computer, be sure to hold it securely so that it
  • does not fall or hit anything.
  • Do not carry your computer by holding any of its protruding elements.

Mobile phones

Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio system. The operation of the computer will not be impaired in any way, but it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between the computer and a mobile phone that is in use.

Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort

All important information on the safe and proper use of this computer is described in the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. Be sure to read it before using the computer.