Ergonomic design make your device a reliable and convenient companion. The device boots very quickly, is ready for immediate use and offers a particularly long operating time because of its high capacity battery. With the user-friendly "BIOS Setup Utility" you can control your notebook’s hardware and better protect your system against unauthorised access by using the powerful password properties. This chapter presents the individual hardware components of your device. It gives an overview of the displays and connections of the device. Please familiarise yourself with these components before you start to work with the device. This chapter contains essential safety information which must be followed when working with your notebook. Other notes also provide useful information which will help you with your notebook. Please follow the safety notes provided in the "Safety/Regulations" manual as well as the safety notes given below. Please pay special attention to the sections in the manual marked with the symbol on the left. When connecting and disconnecting cables, observe the relevant notes in this operating manual. This notebook complies with the relevant safety regulations for data processing equipment. If you have questions about using your notebook in a particular area, please contact your sales outlet or our Hotline/Service Desk. Switch the notebook off when it is not in use. Switch off external, connected devices if you are not using them. If you use the energy saving functions, the notebook uses less energy. You will then be able to work for longer before having to recharge the battery. Do not clean any interior parts yourself; leave this job to a service technician. Only use cleaning products designed for computers. Normal household cleaners and polishes can damage the markings on the keyboard and the device, the paintwork or the notebook itself. Ensure that no liquid enters the notebook. The LCD screen very sensitive to scratches. Only clean the display surface with a very soft, slightly damp cloth. On delivery, the battery can be found in the battery compartment or in the accessories kit. The battery must be charged if you want to operate your device using the battery. When used on the move, the built-in battery provides the device with the necessary power. You can increase the operating time by using the available energy-saving functions. For instructions on how to connect external devices (e.g. mouse, printer) to your device, please refer to the operating manual for your device. On devices with ON/OFF switch for wireless components: Slide the ON/OFF switch for wireless components to the ON position before switching on the device. When you switch on the device for the ?rst time, the supplied software is installed and con?gured. Because this procedure must not be interrupted, you should set aside enough time for it to be fully completed and connect the device to the mains using the mains adapter. During the installation process, DO NOT restart the device unless you are requested to do so!