Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of damage to the PCs and equipment in various IT rooms. We are dealing with each issue using footage from the CCTV cameras in the IT rooms. Some damage has been caused because students are moving entire PC units to new locations in the room just so they can sit next to their friend!
PC units must not be moved – not only because it causes damage to the units – but also because each computer is registered to a specific location on the network and it causes problems when trying to track down network problems.
To avoid damage the following rules must be applied:
Do not turn monitors around as this damages the connections in the screen.
Do not remove PC units from their current locations.
Do not eat or drink next to the computers (some computers have been permanently damaged because people have put rubbish down the back of the PCs – in some cases, some people have forced rubbish into the actual PCs themselves!
Do not pull sharply on the mouse and keyboard as this strains the cables and damages the connection at the back of the computer.
If you are using a computer room at break or lunch, please make sure you eat before you enter the room.
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