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Here are some instructions for the care and use of your iPad. It is a very high-quality, well built and extremely well designed device. It has no internal moving parts, like a hard drive, and it is so quiet you don’t even realize it’s on all of the time. But, it does have its limitations and here are 10 things you never want to do:
Extreme Heat. You never want to leave your iPad in heat over 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). This will damage it and could cause it to stop working. It could also shorten the battery life significantly.
Extreme Cold. You also never want to leave your iPad in cold below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). As with the heat this will damage it and could cause it to stop working. It could also shorten the battery life significantly.
Battery. Never try to replace the battery yourself. Apple has a battery replacement program which costs $99 and you can arrange it through your local Apple Store, Apple Authorized Service Provider, or via Apple Technical Support online.
Cleaning. Never use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives. Only use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to clean your iPad.
Glass. The iPad’s screen is made out of glass. Do not drop it on a hard surface or cause substantial impact to it. If the screen does chip or crack, don’t attempt to fix it.
Charging. Use only the 10W USB Power Adapter or a high-power USB port on another device that is compliant with the USB 2.0 standard. Never use any 3rd-party charging device for iPad that does not have the “Works with iPad” logo.
Environment. Never expose the iPad to water, wet locations or high humidity. Also never attempt to dry it with an external heat source, such as a microwave or hair dryer. Apple will not service an iPad that has been exposed to damage from liquids.
Ports. Never try to insert anything into the connector port forcefully. If there is not a fit, they probably don’t belong together. Forcing objects into the connector port could damage the iPad to the point where it will not charge properly.
Mistaken Identity. Despite all the hype, do not mistake your iPad for a pure laptop replacement. It is close but has limitations that you will run into rather quickly and become discouraged.
Blend it. I can’t resist adding this one. Never attempt to