iMac - Important Handling Information

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Important Handling Information


Failure to follow these handling instructions could result in damage to your

iMac or other property.

Operating environment Operating your iMac outside these ranges may affect


Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)


Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)


Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (noncondensing)


Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3048 meters)

Do not operate your iMac in areas with significant amounts of airborne dust, or smoke
from cigarettes, cigars, ashtrays, stoves, or fireplaces, or near an ultrasonic humidifier
using unfiltered tap water. Tiny airborne particles produced by smoking, cooking,
burning, or using an ultrasonic humidifier with unfiltered water may, in rare instances,
enter the ventilation openings of your iMac and, under certain conditions, result in a
slight haze on the inside surface of the glass panel that covers the iMac display.

Turning on your iMac Never turn on your iMac unless all of its internal and external
parts are in place. Operating the computer when parts are missing may be dangerous
and may damage your computer.

Carrying your iMac Before you lift or reposition your iMac, shut it down and
disconnect all cables and cords connected to it. To lift or move your iMac, hold its sides.

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Chapter 5

Last, but Not Least

Using connectors and ports Never force a connector into a port. When connecting
a device, make sure the port is free of debris, that the connector matches the port,
and that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.

Using the optical drive The SuperDrive in your iMac supports standard 12 cm
(4.7 inch) discs. Irregularly shaped discs or discs smaller than 12 cm (4.7 inches) are
not supported.

Storing your iMac If you are going to store your iMac for an extended period of time,
keep it in a cool location (ideally, 71° F or 22° C).

Cleaning Your iMac

Follow these guidelines when cleaning the outside of your iMac and its components:


Shut down your iMac and disconnect all cables.


Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the exterior of your iMac. Avoid getting
moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on your iMac.


Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.