Cables and connectors
When servicing the tablet, be sure that cables are placed in their proper locations during
the reassembly process. Improper cable placement can damage the tablet.
Cables must be handled with extreme care to avoid damage. Apply only the tension required to unseat or seat
the cables during removal and insertion. Handle cables by the connector whenever possible. In all cases, avoid
bending, twisting, or tearing cables. Be sure that cables are routed in such a way that they cannot be caught or
snagged by parts being removed or replaced. Handle flex cables with extreme care; these cables tear easily.
Drives are fragile components that must be handled with care. To prevent damage to the tablet,
damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions:
Before removing or inserting a drive, shut down the tablet. If you are unsure whether the tablet is off or in
Hibernation, turn the tablet on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
Before handling a drive, be sure that you are discharged of static electricity. While handling a drive, avoid
touching the connector.
Before removing a diskette drive or optical drive, be sure that a diskette or disc is not in the drive and be sure
that the optical drive tray is closed.
Handle drives on surfaces covered with at least one inch of shock-proof foam.
Avoid dropping drives from any height onto any surface.
After removing drive, place it in a static-proof bag.
Avoid exposing a drive to products that have magnetic fields, such as monitors or speakers.
Avoid exposing a drive to temperature extremes or liquids.
If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble pack mailer or other suitable form of protective packaging
and label the package "FRAGILE."