G e t t i n g S t a r t e d
This computer is designed to be used in a normal home or office
environment. Here are a few hints for choosing a suitable site:
Do not allow any cables, particularly power cords, to trail across the
floor where they can be snagged by people walking past.
The computer uses the system unit AC power cord as its "disconnect device".
Ensure that the system unit is positioned close to the AC power outlet, and that
the plug is easily accessible.
To prevent fire and electric shock, do not expose any part of the system unit to
rain or moisture.
APRICOT 340 OWNER'S HANDBOOK
Place the system unit flat on a sturdy, level surface. Unlike
some other computers, the system unit is not designed to be
stood on its side.
Site the computer away from moisture, direct sunlight, and
extremes of heat and cold. Avoid situations in which the
surrounding temperature or humidity may change rapidly. (See
Appendix B, "Technical Information", for recommended
temperature and humidity ranges.)
When positioning the system unit, monitor and keyboard, take
into account any local or national regulations relating to
ergonomic requirements. For example, you should ensure that
little or no ambient light is reflected off the monitor screen as
glare, and that the keyboard is placed in a comfortable position
Give the computer plenty of room so that air can circulate on
all sides. Air is drawn into the system unit through vents on the
bottom and on the left-hand side, and expelled through the
vent on the back. Ensure that these vents are never obstructed.