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Included with Calvin-provisioned Laptop
Laptop User Responsibilities
Problems to Avoid
If Laptop is Stolen or Damaged

Included with Calvin-provisioned Laptop

  • Power supply
  • VGA display adapter
  • CIT does not provide for external monitors, keyboards, docking stations, extra batteries, or additional power supplies

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Laptop User Responsibilities

  • You are expected to keep your laptop secure at all times.
  • You are responsible for the supplied VGA adpter (if applicable). If yours is lost and you need a replacement, please contact the HelpDesk with your department's account number for the charge.
  • Do not store confidential data on your laptop hard drive. See File Storage for file storage options available to you.

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Problems to avoid

These are examples of laptop problems brought to the HelpDesk. Please take care to avoid them with your Calvin-provisioned laptop.

  • Liquids spilled onto laptop
  • Laptop dropped
  • Laptop stolen while left unattended in public place
  • Laptop stolen from unlocked campus office
  • Power cord stretched across walkway and someone tripped over cord
  • Cover closed with pen or power adapter lying on keyboard caused screen to crack
  • Laptop left overnight in the trunk of car during the winter
  • Open laptop carried by screen; causing stress cracks at the hinges

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If Laptop is Stolen or Damaged

  • If your laptop is stolen or damaged, please contact the HelpDesk immediately. Please do not attempt to have the computer repaired yourself.

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