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I want to give the steps for opening a notebook

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  • nicholas mcintosh May 11, 2010

    in terms of opening do you mean like take your hands and pull the latch thing if it has one open it up and press power or what



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You need to either push the button or slide the button on the front. Then open the lid. That's all there is to it.

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