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Hcpl Laptops

  1. 1. HCPL Laptops Sergio Sellar Network Services
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Information on Toshiba laptops. </li></ul><ul><li>(These are the laptops that are checkout to patrons for use inside the library). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Overview of grant </li></ul><ul><li>Checkout policy </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop policy </li></ul><ul><li>Finding your way around the controls </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Log on as a different user </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Q and A </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview of grant <ul><li>The limited number of PCs available has resulted in waiting lists that grow as more customers discover the benefits of the internet and electronic databases. At the same time physical space for more public computers is finite. Loaning these laptops will reduce waiting times for computers during peak periods without changes to millwork needed for additional desktop PCs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Checkout policy <ul><li>Policy in Harriet-services-laptops. </li></ul><ul><li>http://harriet/services/circ_lptop.pdf. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be signed by the patron every time a laptop is checked out. </li></ul><ul><li>You can order this form from supplies, but you can also print it from harriet if you run out. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Laptop inspection <ul><li>The laptops have to be inspected prior to checkout. Write down any visible damage, such as a broken hinge prior to loaning the equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect the laptop when it is returned as patrons are responsible for any damage to the computer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Checking out laptops <ul><li>The laptops have a bar code and are in the horizon database. They are checked out the same way as a book. </li></ul><ul><li>The loan period for laptops is 2 hours and there are built in fines in Horizon for late returns, just like any other library item. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Equipment options <ul><li>The laptops will be loaned to patrons with either a floppy drive or the DVD player installed. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not give the extra module to the patron. </li></ul><ul><li>If a patron requests a different module they will have to bring the laptop back so the module can be replaced by staff. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Laptop policy <ul><li>The laptops are to stay on 24/7. </li></ul><ul><li>They are to be charged at all times except when checked out by a patron. </li></ul><ul><li>They have to be stored in an area that is within the range of the WAP. </li></ul><ul><li>They may be stacked on top of each other while charging. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Finding your way around <ul><li>This chapter presents a “grand tour” of your notebook computer. It serves as a reference when you need to locate specific parts of the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: additional information in Toshiba user guide handout. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Front with the display closed
  12. 12. Back
  13. 13. Right side
  14. 14. Left side
  15. 15. Front with display open
  16. 16. Indicator panel
  17. 17. Indicator panel picture
  18. 18. System indicator panel
  19. 19. System indicator panel picture
  20. 20. Underside
  21. 21. Underside picture
  22. 22. Display Modes
  23. 23. Display Modes picture
  24. 24. Replacing modules <ul><li>Turn off laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide the release latch towards the center of the laptop. The arrow on the latch points to the correct direction. </li></ul><ul><li>At the same time remove the module from the laptop (floppy or DVD). </li></ul><ul><li>Insert new module into the laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn on laptop. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Remove module picture
  26. 26. Insert module picture
  27. 27. Problems with laptops <ul><li>Screen does not look normal. </li></ul><ul><li>Can not connect to internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Can not print to public printer. </li></ul><ul><li>All these are symptoms that the laptop lost its network connection. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Typical screen
  29. 29. Antenna indicator LED
  30. 30. Log on as a different user <ul><li>Log off. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold left shift key until the logon screen appears. </li></ul><ul><li>Log in with your account information. </li></ul><ul><li>Log off and the default user will auto login. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Log off
  32. 32. Log off detail picture
  33. 33. Log off window picture
  34. 34. Log on to Windows picture
  35. 35. Summary <ul><li>Intended use for the laptops. </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find the checkout policy. </li></ul><ul><li>How to identify parts of the laptops. </li></ul><ul><li>How to detect network connectivity problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Logging in with your user account. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Q and A <ul><li>Share experiences and or problems that you have encountered in the use of the laptops at your branch. </li></ul>