To prevent damage to the unit, protect data, and avoid personal injury, review and follow these precautions.
Before you begin
- If the unit contains heated components, wait until the components have cooled off before proceeding. Refer to the service manual for details on how long each component requires to adequately cool off.
- Put on your electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist or shoe strap to avoid damaging any circuitry.
- Place an ESD mat on a suitably grounded surface, and then place the unit on the mat.
- Remove any devices from the unit being serviced, such as diskettes, tape cartridges, or CD-ROMs.
- Power off the unit and any peripheral devices that are connected to it.
Note: Replacing a hot-plug device does not require powering down the unit.
- Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and then from the unit. When a unit is plugged into an AC power source, voltage is always applied to the unit. You must therefore disconnect the power cord from the power source before opening the unit.
- Disconnect all peripheral device cables from the unit.
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Static electricity can damage electrical components. Before removing or replacing a component, observe the following precautions to prevent damage to electric components and accessories:
- Remove all ESD-generating materials from your work area.
- To avoid hand contact, transport and store all electrostatic parts and assemblies in conductive or approved ESD packaging such as ESD tubes, bags, or boxes.
- Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free stations. Before removing items from their containers, place the containers on a grounded surface.
- Do not take the new component out of its ESD package or handle any component before connecting your ESD wrist or shoe strap to a suitably grounded surface.
- Always use an ESD-protected work station when servicing the unit. If an ESD work station is not available, ground yourself to discharge body static by touching the metal chassis of the unit you are servicing.
- Avoid contact with pins, leads, or circuitry.
- Use the ESD package provided with the new part to return the old part.
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Ensure that you take the following precautions when disassembling a unit:
- Label each cable as you remove it, noting its position and routing. This will make replacing the cables much easier and will ensure that the cables are rerouted properly.
- Keep all screws with the component removed, if applicable. The screws used in each component can be of different thread sizes and lengths. Using the wrong screw in a component could damage the unit.
- If the unit contains light-sensitive components such as toner cartridges, store the component in its original packaging or in a dark location to avoid damage.
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