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To keep your workstation in good running order, follow
Do place a cap on the compression connectors attached to modules or XIO
boards when they are removed from the OCTANE workstation.
Do place a cap on the optical digital ports when the cables are not
Do power off and unplug the workstation to complete any task.
Do plug in all cables completely.
Do plug the workstation into a power surge protection strip (if
Do stand in one place to prevent build-up of static electricity when
performing hardware tasks on the system module, PCI boards, XIO boards,
and the frontplane.
Do wear the wrist strap to avoid the discharge of static electricity
when installing or replacing memory, the CPU module, XIO boards, PCI
boards, or the frontplane.
Don't install or remove any module from the
front or rear of the workstation while the system is powered on and
connected to an electrical outlet.
Don't enclose the workstation in a small, poorly ventilated area (such
as a closet), crowd other large objects around it, or drape anything
(such as a jacket or blanket) over the workstation.
Don't run the workstation with any cover off or any module out; this
alters the air flow and can greatly reduce product life.
Don't connect cables (other than keyboard, mouse, and audio cables) or
add other hardware components while the workstation is turned on.
Don't move the workstation while it is running, or within 1 minute of
powering it off; you might damage the hard disk drive.
Don't use an adapter to plug the workstation into a two-pronged
Don't lay the workstation on its side.
Don't block the air intake or exhaust vents.
Don't place liquids or food on the keyboard.
Don't dangle the mouse by its cable or throw the mouse at co-workers.
Do protect the root account with a password.
Do protect all open accounts (such as lp and guest) with a password if
your system is connected to the Internet.
Do make regular backups (weekly for the whole system, nightly for
individual users) of all information. See the online Personal
System Administration Guide for instructions.