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IBM THINKPAD T400S Hardware Maintenance Manual: Grounding Requirements; Safety Notices (multilingual Translations)

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When handling ESD-sensitive parts:
• Keep the parts in protective packages until they are inserted into the product.
• Avoid contact with other people.
• Wear a grounded wrist strap against your skin to eliminate static on your body.
• Prevent the part from touching your clothing. Most clothing is insulative and retains a charge even when
you are wearing a wrist strap.
• Use a grounded work mat to provide a static-free work surface. The mat is especially useful when
handling ESD-sensitive devices.
• Select a grounding system, such as those listed below, to provide protection that meets the specific
service requirement.
Note: The use of a grounding system to guard against ESD damage is desirable but not necessary.
– Attach the ESD ground clip to any frame ground, ground braid, or green-wire ground.
– When working on a double-insulated or battery-operated system, use an ESD common ground or
reference point. You can use coax or connector-outside shells on these systems.
– Use the round ground prong of the ac plug on ac-operated computers.

Grounding requirements

Electrical grounding of the computer is required for operator safety and correct system function. Proper
grounding of the electrical outlet can be verified by a certified electrician.

Safety notices (multilingual translations)

The safety notices in this section are provided in the following languages:
• English
• Arabic
• Brazilian Portuguese
• French
• German
• Hebrew
• Japanese
• Korean
• Spanish
• Traditional Chinese
Before the computer is powered on after FRU replacement, make sure all screws, springs, and other small
parts are in place and are not left loose inside the computer. Verify this by shaking the computer and listening
for rattling sounds. Metallic parts or metal flakes can cause electrical shorts.
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