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Shutting Down The Computer; Attaching And Removing The Computer Stand; Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge - Dell Dimension 4300S Manual

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Before you open the computer cover, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated.
CAUTION:
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself, except as explained in your online Dell documentation or otherwise provided to you.
Always follow installation and service instructions closely.
NOTICE:
To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before removing a component from the
system board or disconnecting a device from the computer.
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Perform an orderly computer shutdown using the operating system menu.
2. Turn off your computer and all devices.
3. Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface at the back of the computer before touching anything inside your computer.
While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the computer to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components.
4. Disconnect any devices connected to the computer, including the monitor, from their electrical outlets to reduce the potential for personal injury or
shock. Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
5.  Disconnect the power cable from your computer, and then press the power button to ground the system board.
In addition, take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate:
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector, not on the cable itself. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any
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pins. Also, before you connect a cable, make sure that both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
Handle components and cards with care. Don't touch the components on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal bracket.
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CAUTION:
There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer instructions.

Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge

To prevent static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch anything inside your computer and periodically while you work inside the
computer. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer.
You can also take the following steps to prevent static damage:
Do not remove items from their antistatic packing material until you are ready to install them in your computer. Just before unwrapping the antistatic
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packaging, be sure to discharge static electricity from your body.
When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging.
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Shutting Down the Computer

NOTICE:
To prevent data loss, you must turn off your computer through the Start menu rather than by pressing the power button.
HINT:
If you are having difficulty turning off your computer, see
Microsoft® Windows® XP
1.  Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2.  Click the Start button and then click Turn off Computer.
3.  Click Turn off.
The computer automatically turns off after the shutdown process finishes.
4.  Turn off your monitor and any other devices connected to power.
Windows 2000
1.  Save and exit any programs and files you have open.
2.  Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
3.  Click the pull-down menu under What do you want the computer to do?.
4.  Click Shut down and then click OK.
The computer automatically turns off after the shutdown process finishes.
5.  Turn off your monitor and any other devices connected to power.

Attaching and Removing the Computer Stand

The computer can be used in either a vertical or horizontal position.
"General Program
Problems."

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