• Care of Student Laptops:  DELL XPS 12

     

    General Handling and Care of the Dell XPS 12 for Parents and Students to know:

    1.     XPS 12 belongs to the Sea Girt Board of Education. It is on loan to you to use as a tool for learning.

     

    2.     The XPS 12 that is assigned to you is intended solely for your use, including at home. Your password should not be shared with anyone.

     

    3.     Students should report broken parts, mechanical issues, warning messages, unusual behavior from the operating system or software on the XPS 12 to Mr. Guibord as soon as possible.

     

    4.     Use the XPS 12 on a flat stable surface because if it falls it may break. Do not use the laptop in your lap.  The laptop should be on a flat smooth surface in order to maintain air flow around the bottom case.  Placing the laptop on a pillow, bed, or sofa will cause the XPS 12 to overheat.

     

    5.     Be patient. Sometimes computers require time to do their job, especially upon booting

           up. An update may be being applied which may take a few minutes.

     

    6.     When you take the XPS 12 home for assignments, be sure it is recharged for the next

           school day.

     

    7.     For your own health, when using the computer, it should be kept at least 18 inches from your eyes and the screen should be at a lower level than your eyes.

     

    8.     Protect the computer from the weather.

     

    9.     Protect the computer from heat or cold.

     

    10. Close the computer carefully – from the center of the screen – please do not slam it shut.

     

    11. The XPS 12 is fun to use, but it is not a toy. Remember that it is a computer and must be handled with care.

     

    12. Do not insert things into openings (ports) of the XPS 12 that they are not designed for.

     

    13. Students shall make no attempt to remove screws, parts, or covers from the XPS 12.

     

    14. Do not eat or drink near where you are using the computer.

     

    15. You MAY NOT mark the computer in any way with markers, stickers, decals, etc.

     

    16. Mishandling of your XPS 12 could result in repossession.

     

    Cleaning

                 1.  Wipe the surfaces lightly with a clean soft cloth. 

                 2.  Do not use water or other cleaning solutions on the XPS 12.

                 3.  To keep the screen clean, do not touch it with dirty or greasy fingers.

     

     

    Cables

    1.  When charging cable needs to be connected, be sure to line it up correctly when inserting and removing.

     

    2.  If the battery is not charging, do not wiggle the power cord. Try removing the cord and fully reinserting it.

     

    3.  Be careful not to jerk the XPS 12 around when cables are attached.

    4.  The laptop should be in a ventilated space while charging.