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Using Connectors and Ports: Never force a connector into a port. When connecting a device, make sure the port is free of debris, that the connector matches the port, and that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port. When plugging into an electrical outlet, connect to the outlet first, then the MagSafe connector to the laptop. When unplugging, disconnect the MagSafe connector first, then unplug from the outlet. This order should eliminate potential sparking. Always pull the plug, NOT the cord.

Sleep and Shutting Down: You should put your laptop to sleep when you carry it from class to class during the school day. If you log out, be sure to wait for the Login screen to appear. Make sure your hard drive is not still spinning before you move your laptop. The sleep light should pulse.
However, it is best to shut down your laptop before carrying it for any time or distance – for example, carrying it to and from home.
Shutting down and restarting periodically helps the laptop go through internal checks and maintenance routines.

Do not remove the ID label. When you return your laptop at the end of the school year, it should look as it did when you received it.

Using the Optical Drive: The optical drive in your laptop supports standard 12 cm (4.7 inch) discs. Do NOT attempt to use any other size disc. Irregularly shaped discs or discs smaller than 12 cm (4.7 inches) are not supported and can become lodged in the drive.


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