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Workstation Guidelines; Electrostatic Discharge Information - HP EliteBook 835 G7 Maintenance And Service Manual

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IMPORTANT:
damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions:
Before removing or inserting a hard drive, shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is
off or in Hibernation, turn the computer 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 an optical drive, be sure that a disc is not in the drive, and be sure that the optical drive tray
is closed.
Handle drives on surfaces covered with at least 2.54 cm (1 inch) of shock-proof foam.
Avoid dropping drives from any height onto any surface.
After removing a hard drive or an optical drive, place it in a static-proof bag.
Avoid exposing an internal hard 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."

Workstation guidelines

Follow these grounding workstation guidelines:
Cover the workstation with approved static-shielding material.
Use a wrist strap connected to a properly grounded work surface and use properly grounded tools and
equipment.
Use conductive field service tools, such as cutters, screw drivers, and vacuums.
When fixtures must directly contact dissipative surfaces, use fixtures made only of static-safe materials.
Keep the work area free of nonconductive materials, such as ordinary plastic assembly aids
and polystyrene foam.
Handle ESD-sensitive components, parts, and assemblies by the case or PCM laminate. Handle these
items only at static-free workstations.
Avoid contact with pins, leads, or circuitry.
Turn off power and input signals before inserting or removing connectors or test equipment.

Electrostatic discharge information

A sudden discharge of static electricity from your finger or other conductor can destroy static-sensitive
devices or microcircuitry. Often the spark is neither felt nor heard, but damage occurs. An electronic device
exposed to electrostatic discharge (ESD) might not appear to be affected at all and can work perfectly
throughout a normal cycle. The device might function normally for a while, but it has been degraded in the
internal layers, reducing its life expectancy.
Networks built into many integrated circuits provide some protection, but in many cases, the discharge
contains enough power to alter device parameters or melt silicon junctions.
Drives are fragile components. Handle them with care. To prevent damage to the computer,
Electrostatic discharge information
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