Overloading: Do not overload an electrical outlet, power strip, or
convenience receptacle. The overall system load must not exceed 80%
of the branch circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not
exceed 80% of the power strip input rating.
Observe extension cord ratings: If an extension cord or power strip is
used, make sure that the cord or strip is rated for the product and that the
total ampere ratings of all products plugged into the extension cord or
power strip do not exceed 80% of the extension cord or strip ampere
Do not use appliance converters: Do not attempt to power the product
with converter kits sold for appliances.
Handle battery packs carefully: Do not disassemble, crush, puncture,
short external contacts, dispose of in fire or water, or expose a battery
pack to temperatures higher than 60°C (140°F). In addition, do not
attempt to open or service a battery pack.
WARNING: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with Compaq-specified batteries. Dispose of used
batteries according to the information in the User's Guide or
Reference Guide supplied with your product.
Cleaning: Unplug the product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do
not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning, but NEVER use water to clean an LCD screen.
Safety Precautions for Docking Bases
Keep fingers clear when docking: To avoid pinching your fingers, do
not touch the rear of the computer when docking it into a base.
Precautions for Products with Modems,
Telecommunications, or Local Area Network Options
In addition to the general precautions described earlier in this section, be
sure to observe the following precautions when operating
telecommunications and network equipment. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire, bodily injury, and damage to the
I Do not connect or use a modem or telephone (other than a cordless
type) during a lightning storm. There may be a remote risk of
electric shock from lightning.
I Never connect or use a modem or telephone in a wet location.