HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program Announced August 26, 2014

HP LS-15 power cord worldwide recall program

This program addresses an issue with specific AC power cords used with AC adapters shipped with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations.

HP is asking that customers take the following action to determine whether this recall program affects your AC power cord by following these steps:

  1. Disconnect the PC notebook or accessory AC adapter AC power cord from the wall outlet or mains supply.
  2. Check the AC adapter end of the AC power cord for the marking “LS-15” molded into the plug

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Pastel email client invoice or statement

From Pastel Xpress or Partner 2005, it is possible to email invoices or statements to customers directly out of Pastel, either in PDF format or HTML format. [PDF being the standard]

To do this, you first need to make sure capture each customer’s email address into Pastel.
Go to Edit > Customers > Accounts and then insert the email address in the appropriate field under the General tab and save.


Go to View > Customers > Print Document > Tax Invoice. Then change Print to, select “Email” and continue as usual, your software may ask if you want to continue to give access, click Yes


Then you need to go to the Processing tab for each customer and, at the bottom right hand corner, where it says “Statements” and then “Printing”, select the option “Print and Email Statement” or “Email Statement”.
Finally, to actually email the Statements, go to View > Customers > Monthly/Periodic > Statements. Then change Output Option to “Email as per Customer File” and click on OK. On the next screen, ensure that “Email Settings” is activated and then select either HTML or PDF. Then click on OK, and your emails will be placed into the Outbox of your mail client.

Please note the following conditions must be met:

  • For Windows XP, the facility will only work with Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express
  • For Windows Vista and Windows 7, you must be running Pastel 2009 Build 10.2.4 or later
  • For Windows 7, you can use Windows Live Mail (replaced Outlook Express) or Microsoft Outlook.

Pastel v11 complies with SARS regulations regarding electronic documents. PDF invoices are encrypted with 128-bit technology, and have the words “Computer Generated Document” printed on the invoices.

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