Just looking at one of the bits of paper that came with the docking station I bought for my new laptop from Lenovo.
I think it is supposed to be some form of notice or warning – but I couldn’t really work out what they were saying !
Docking Station for Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook PC is for use only.
mmm … I think they are trying to tell me to not try and use any other brand of notebook with this docking station.
AC Adapter of Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook PC or enclosed AC Adapter shall be used.
Yes, it shall ! But what what the point of telling me that ? Perhaps they were actually trying to tell me that I shouldn’t try and use another type of power adapter ?
When different AC Adapter is used, there is danger of emitting smoke, and an electric shock.
Ahh … now it makes more sense … I learned this in Electronic Engineering classes at uni … if you let the smoke out of a device, it generally doesn’t work any more. You need to keep the smoke in – that’s what makes it work !
This product is not portable device. Don’t carry.
So now I’m stuck. How do I get it out of the box and onto my desk if I can’t carry it ? Perhaps I could slide it – they didn’t say I couldn’t slide it. Now to find something long enough to reach from the floor to my desk so I can slide it up there where it needs to go !
I’m sure the Chinese would get just as much fun out of us trying to write or draw sinographs !
Manual ? No – this was just a slip of paper included with the device.
I’m certainly not “impulsive” when it comes to expensive equipment that I’m going to be relying on for the next few years – but since this is probably the 15th ThinkPad I’ve used now (the first I’ve actually owned though !!) … I’m very familiar with how they work and what they can do.
Aaah – the joys of unpacking new toys. Actually I thought you were one of those impulsive people who only consulted the manual as a last resort – when all else fails.
Still, when you have manuals like that, the entertainment value is priceless, well, not quite priceless – I guess you paid handsomely to be entertained/puzzled.