Taking your notebook PC with you

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Taking your notebook PC with you

This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or 
traveling with your computer.

Disconnecting from the desktop

Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories:

1

Save any open files.

2

Remove any media, floppy disks or compact disks from the drive(s).

3

Shut down the computer.

4

Close the display cover.

5

Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.

6

Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external monitor and 
other external devices.

7

Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure the 
computer.

Moving around

When you are just moving within short distances, for example, from your office 
desk to a meeting room.

Preparing the computer

Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place it in 
Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you go within 
the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode, open the display; then 
press and release the power button.

If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different building, you 
may choose to shut down the computer: 

Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off (Windows XP). 

Or:

You can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing <Fn> + <F4>. Then close 
and latch the display.

When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the display; 
then press and release the power button.