Appendix B. Regulatory Specifications

The following sections and illustrations present information that may be important to the operation of your SGI Onyx 3000 series graphics system.

Manufacturer's Regulatory Declarations

The SGI Onyx 3000 series of computer products conform to several national and international specifications and European Directives listed on the “Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity.” The CE insignia displayed on each device is an indication of conformity to the European requirements.

Caution: Each SGI system has several governmental and third-party approvals, licenses, and permits. Do not modify this product in any way that is not expressly approved by SGI. If you do, you may lose these approvals and your governmental agency authority to operate this device.

System Numbers

The CMN (model) number for the system is shown on the system label on the unit. The series number is on the serial number label on the back of the system. You may need both the series number and CMN number to obtain the Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity from SGI.

Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity

Look at the regulatory label on the system to determine your CMN (model) number. The serial number label determines your series number. You may need both of these numbers to identify your Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity.

To obtain the Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity from SGI, you must either provide the CMN number to your local SGI sales representative or contact the Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-800-4SGI.

CE Notice

The “CE” symbol indicates compliance of the device to directives of the European Community. A “Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the standards has been made and is available from SGI upon request.

Electromagnetic Emissions

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class A device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  •  This device may not cause harmful interference.

  • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

    Note: These Class A limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

  • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

    Caution: Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

This device also complies with Class A electromagnetic emissions limits of C.I.S.P.R. Publication 22, Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics of Information Technology Equipment.

Industry Canada Notice (Canada Only)

This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

Cet appareil numérique német pas de perturbations radioélectriques dépassant les normes applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe A préscrites dans le Règlement sur les interferences radioélectriques établi par le Ministère des Communications du Canada.

VCCI Notice (Japan Only)

Chinese Class A Regulatory Notice

Korean Class A Regulatory Notice

Shielded Cables

The SGI 3000 series of computer systems is FCC-compliant under test conditions that include the use of shielded cables between the system and its peripherals. Your system and any peripherals you purchase from SGI have shielded cables. Shielded cables reduce the possibility of interference with radio, television, and other devices. If you use any cables that are not from SGI, make sure they are shielded. Telephone cables do not need to be shielded.

Optional monitor cables supplied with your system use additional filtering molded into the cable jacket to reduce radio frequency interference. Always use the cable supplied with your system. If your monitor cable becomes damaged, you should obtain a replacement cable from SGI.

Electrostatic Discharge

SGI designs and tests its products to be immune to the effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD is a source of electromagnetic interference and can cause problems ranging from data errors and lockups to permanent component damage.

While you are operating the system, it is important that you keep all the covers and doors, including the plastics, in place. The shielded cables that came with the system and its peripherals should be installed correctly, with all thumbscrews fastened securely.

An ESD wrist strap may be included with some products, such as memory or PCI upgrades. The wrist strap is used when installing these upgrades to prevent the flow of static electricity, and it should protect your system from ESD damage.

Lithium Battery Statement

Warning: The motherboard on the I–brick has a lithium battery installed. Only qualified SGI service personnel should replace this lithium battery, and only with the same type or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced.

Warning: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Warning: Advarsel!: Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.

Warning: Advarsel: Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.

Warning: Varning: Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera anvãnt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.

Warning: Varoitus: Päristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.

Warning: Vorsicht!: Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einen vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers.

Safety Instructions

Read these instructions carefully:

  1. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product and noted in this and other documentation included with the product.

  2. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

  3. Do not use this product near water.

  4. Do not place this product or components of this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. This product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.

  5. Slots and openings on the cabinets and components of the product are provided for ventilation, reliable operation, and protection from overheating of the product. These slots and openings must not be blocked or covered. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.

  6. This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company.

  7. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where persons will walk on the cord.

  8. Do not use extension cords with your SGI system.

  9. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

  10. Do not attempt to service this product yourself except as noted in this guide. Opening or removing covers of internal components may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

  11. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

    • When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

    • If liquid has been spilled into the product.

    • If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

    • If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, because improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.

    • If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

    • If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.

  12.  The motherboard on the I–brick has a lithium battery installed. Only qualified SGI service personnel should replace this lithium battery, and only with the same type or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. “Lithium Battery Statement” provides a warning about replacing lithium batteries in English and in other languages.

  13. Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided with the system) for this unit.