Precautionary Measures

WARNING: FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE EQUIPMENT, PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS IN THE SEQUENCE LISTED.

Before you start to work on the computer, perform the following steps:

1. Turn off the computer and any attached peripherals.

NOTE: Make sure the computer is turned off and not in suspend-to-disk mode. See "Controlling Computer Power" in Chapter 1.

2. Disconnect the computer and any attached peripherals from AC power sources to reduce the potential for personal injury or shock. Also disconnect any telephone or telecommunications lines from the computer.

3. Remove the main battery assembly from the battery compartment.

Slide the battery compartment door downward until it stops (about 3/16 of an inch). Slide the main battery assembly out.

Figure 4-2. Main Battery Assembly Removal

Part or Assembly Name

Order Name

Main battery assembly

CUS,BTRY,SAR,36WHR,LXP

4. To avoid possible damage to the computer from ESD, ground yourself by attaching a wrist grounding strap to yourself and an unpainted metal surface on the I/O panel.

If a wrist grounding strap is not available, you can discharge static electricity from your body by periodically touching the unpainted metal surface of the I/O panel.

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