Service Central Technology Tips
Jun 27 2012
What to Do When the Lights Go Out

Most computers on campus are equipped with a battery backup called a UPS (uninterruptible power supply). If a power loss occurs, the UPS provides emergency power and allows employees to safely save whatever documents they are working on. It also protects electronic devices from harmful electrical surges.

In the event of a power outage, you should:

  • Save what you are working on.
  • Turn off your computer and any other electronic devices such as printers and scanners.
  • Turn off your UPS by pressing the power button/switch.

Once power is restored, turn on your UPS and start your computer.