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AC adapter care & tips - Did you know that many AC adapters are broken due to misuse and/or mishandling? Follow these tips to help keep your AC adapter – as well as your laptop – running strong.
top reasons adapters stop working...
Forgetting to unplug the adapter before moving the laptop
Wrapping the power cord around the AC adapter
Repeatedly bending the AC adapter or power cord
Pets chewing on the cords
to help extend the life of your adapter...
Never pull on the power cord to remove the plug from a socket. Always grasp the plug directly. Pulling on the cord can damage it, and/or result in a fire or serious electric shock.
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Never bend or twist the power cord. Keep the power cord as straight as possible to help prevent the wires inside from becoming damaged.
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Never run the power cord through a pinch point such as a door, a window, or between a desk and a wall. This can damage the wires inside.
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Never place your AC adapter near a heat source such as an electric blanket or heater. Be sure to place your adapter on a flat, hard surface that is resistant to heat damage.
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Never place objects on the AC adapter or power cord. This can damage the wires inside, as well as cause the AC adapter to overheat and stop working.
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for your safety
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Never tamper with the power cord or plug.
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Never attempt to disassemble the AC adapter.
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Never splice or alter the power cord.
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Never use nails, staples or similar objects to hold the cord in place.
safety icons
These tips contain safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows:
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
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Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
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Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
DANGER
Provides important information regarding your battery.
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