C H A P T E R  2

CD-ROM Handling and General Safety Guidelines


Note - A note provides information which should be considered by the reader.

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Caution - Cautions identified by this Attention icon carry information about procedures or events which if not considered may cause damage to the data or hardware of your system.

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Caution - Cautions identified by this Hazard icon carry information about procedures which must be followed to reduce the risk of electric shock and danger to personal health. Follow all instructions carefully.

Handling and Taking Care of Your
CD-ROM Disks

Please observe the following precautions when handling CD-ROM disks:

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Caution - Do not use Benzene, Paint Thinner, Record Cleaner, Static Repellent or any type of CD Lens cleaner. These chemicals can damage the surface of the CD-ROM disk. In addition, these fluids will build up on the lens cleaning brush in your CD-ROM reader, reducing effectiveness.

Note - In some circumstances, if your CD-ROM disk does not have a clean data surface, your system may fail to boot.

Safety Precautions

The following general safety precautions must be observed during all phases of operation, service and repair of this equipment. Failure to comply with these precautions or with specific warnings elsewhere in this manual violates safety standards of design, manufacture and intended use of the equipment. Sun Microsystems assumes no liability for the customer's failure to comply with these requirements.

The safety precautions listed below represent warnings of certain dangers of which Sun Microsystems is aware. You, as the user of the product, should note these warnings and all other safety precautions necessary for the safe operation of the equipment in your operating environment.

Safety Requirements

For protection, observe the following safety precautions when setting up the equipment:

Ground the Instrument

Class 1 equipment:

To minimize shock hazard, the equipment enclosure must be reliably connected to an electrical ground. This DC unit is provided with an equipment grounding connection point. The equipment grounding conductor must be securely fastened to the identified ground point.

Do Not Operate in an Explosive Atmosphere

Do not operate the equipment in the presence of flammable gases or fumes. Operation of any electrical equipment in such an environment constitutes a definite safety hazard.

Keep Away From Live Circuits

Only trained personnel may remove equipment covers for internal subassembly or component replacement or any internal adjustment. Under certain conditions, dangerous voltages may exist even with the power supply removed.

Lithium Cells

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Caution - Each CPU card contains two NVRAM chips containing lithium cells. In the unlikely event that one of these requires replacement, the chip must be disposed of safely in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Do Not Service or Adjust Alone

Do not attempt internal service or adjustment unless another person, capable of rendering first aid and resuscitation, is present.

Do Not Substitute Parts or Modify Equipment

Because of the danger of introducing additional hazards and/or the possibility of compromising emissions compliance, do not install substitute parts or perform any unauthorized modification of the equipment. Contact your local support organization for service and repair to ensure that safety features are maintained.

If CD-ROM Is Fitted

Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.