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    Holding an M40e FPC Overview

    Caution: To prevent damage when handling or carrying FPCs, observe the following precautions.

    Note: An FPC configured with PICs installed can weigh as much as 15 lb (6.8 kg). Be prepared to accept the full weight of the FPC as you lift it.

    As you carry the FPC, do not bump it against anything. FPC components are fragile.

    Do not grasp the FPC anywhere except places that this document indicates. In particular, never grasp the connector edge, especially at the power connector in the corner where the connector and bottom edges meet (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1: Do Not Grasp the Connector Edge

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    Do not carry the FPC by the faceplate with only one hand (see Figure 2).

    Figure 2: Do Not Carry an FPC with Only One Hand

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    Do not rest any edge of an FPC directly against a hard surface (see Figure 3). If you must rest the FPC temporarily on an edge while changing its orientation between vertical and horizontal, use your hand as a cushion between the edge and the surface.

    Figure 3: Do Not Rest the FPC on an Edge

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    Published: 2010-10-28