Living With Your Macbook


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Living With Your Macbook

  1. 1. Living With Your LapTop Thursday, November 19, 2009
  2. 2. Care and Maintenance of Laptop Use only approved wipes or the screen- cleaners that are designed for LCD screens (regular glass cleaners that contain alcohol or ammonia and will cause damage). While the computer is turned off, you may clean the keyboard, trackpad and surfaces with a lightly damp cloth. Never spray cleansers directly on your computer Thursday, November 19, 2009
  3. 3. Care and Maintenance of Laptop The trackpad can be damaged if not used properly. Never use a pencil, eraser or other object on the trackpad. Don’t place heavy objects on top of the laptop. This may cause damage to the screen. In a pile the laptop must be on top! Do not place stickers on the inside/outside of the laptop. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  4. 4. Care and Maintenance of Laptop Be careful with the screen. Don’t touch the screen with your fingers or any other object. Don’t place anything between the screen and the keyboard when you close the computer. Do not use CDs/DVDs that have labels on them. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  5. 5. Care and Maintenance of Laptop Use your laptop on a sturdy surface that allows for adequate air circulation. Placing the laptop on a pillow during use or blocking the air vents can cause it to overheat. Do not leave the Macbook in extreme heat or cold Close the Macbook lid when carrying it and walking around the class or the school. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  6. 6. Maximize Battery Life Do not let the battery run down completely before plugging in (you will get a warning at about 18% remaining level) Turn down brightness Turn off bluetooth/wireless if you do not need them Quit any applications that you are not using Thursday, November 19, 2009
  7. 7. Maximize Battery Life Be streaming saavy. Streaming music and video can quickly deplete your battery. Only use them if you know you'll be able to charge your battery later in the day. Avoid extreme heat. When the environment is too warm, your laptop fan will kick on to keep the processor cool. Plus, heat isn't good for your battery or your laptop. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  8. 8. #1 Way to Save Battery Close the lid of your Macbook when you are not using the Macbook. It puts the Macbook to sleep. When you open the lid the Macbook restarts in 5 seconds!!!! Thursday, November 19, 2009
  9. 9. Before school Just like you need a good breakfast to fuel your day, your laptop needs power to keep up with you. Make sure to charge it fully every Night while you are sleeping. If you forget to charge or need an extra boost, use an electrical outlet at school to charge before the first bell. Use your laptop case to transport your laptop between home and school. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  10. 10. During Classes Turn off Bluetooth and dim your screen to conserve power and make your battery charge last longer. Only keep open applications and websites you are using. This saves processor power, memory and extends your battery life. Save early, save often. Don't wait until the end of class to save documents for the first time. Make sure to save regularly while you are working. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  11. 11. During Classes At the end of class make sure to save all your work, put your Macbook to sleep, and place it in your carry case only after it is asleep. Work on a desktop, not on top of other items on your desk. Don't risk having your laptop end up on the floor! When you're not using your laptop in class, place it in your carry case. Don't leave it out on the desk where it may get knocked off. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  12. 12. In Between Classes Use time at lunch to charge in the library. Don't try and walk the halls with an open laptop. Really, you'll regret it sooner or later... Use your case when transporting your Macbook between classes. Leave your laptop in your locker during lunch. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  13. 13. In Between Classes Don't put pens, scissors or paperclips in the same compartment as your laptop; they may damage the screen or one of the ports. All laptops found unattended at school will be Confiscated. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  14. 14. After school and At Home When connecting to power, plug in to the wall first, then your Macbook. When disconnecting from power, unplug from your MacBook first, then from the wall. Make sure to shut down your laptop if you don't plan on using it for more than 1 hour. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  15. 15. After school and At Home Don't work on a soft surface like a bed or a pillow or use in a way that will block the vents. Be wary of "borrowing" wireless access from others in your neighborhood. You can never be sure if others are stealing your information. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  16. 16. After school and At Home Use your laptop away from food and liquids. Spills can be deadly to your Macbook. Leave your laptop in your locker during after school sports and a coach will let you in the building to collect after school. Don't leave your laptop in your car overnight or for long periods. Extreme heat/Cold can damage your MacBook. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  17. 17. After school and At Home Keep your laptop locked in a safe location when you are away for the holidays. Keep your laptop safe from pets and younger siblings. Don't keep magnetic items like paperclips or staples near the power port on your laptop. The magnetic charge on the port will attract them and may cause damage. Thursday, November 19, 2009
  18. 18. Project Documents All of the documents you signed can be found at Thursday, November 19, 2009