Follow these Steps and Extend the Life of Your Laptop

Today, laptops are more popular then PC. But you have to good care of your laptop. There are several things that you should really do to take care of your laptop. Here are discussing some simple maintenance to that which requires a few minutes of your time it can significantly increase the life of your laptop and in return save you a bundle of money.
You have to follow these steps, if you really want to care your laptop.

1) Locking your notebook – You have to lock your laptop because anyone around you from looking at what are you doing and ensure that anything private stays that way. When your work finished just lock your laptop just pressing Windows Key + L at the same time. And when you unlock you system, you have to press three key Ctrl + Alt + Del and then enter your password and you will back in your window.

2) Vent maintenance – This means you need to check all of the vents on your laptop at least once a week to ensure that they are clear and not blocked. Be sure you do not push anything into the air vents; the safest way to clean these vents typically is using a simple can of air that can be purchased at most computer supply stores.

3) Check the fan – This is very important point. If you fan is not working properly and you are facing problem like laptop overheating, which can cause problems with your monitor, memory or even the hard drive. Remove this problem immediately. If you are unsure whether the fan is working properly or not, check the website for the laptop manufacture or take some advice from your hardware engineer.

4) Avoiding soft spots – This is a very common problem for many people, for example if you are sitting on bed and your laptop up on a pillow on your lap. This may seem like a great idea but it can cause a big problem, because you restrict the airflow to fan and vents causing your laptop to heat up significantly.

5) Safely storing your laptop –Laptop bags are sold wonderful for transporting your laptop, it is very important that you turn your laptop off before you actually put it into the bag. If you don’t do that, you could melt your laptop or potentially catch it on fire.

6) Drinks beware – If you are thinking about getting a drink it is important to make sure that your drink is as far away from your laptop as possible. Please don’t mix drink and laptop under any circumstances what you are drinking.

7) Avoiding shocks – If you are looking to move your laptop around a bit you should always ensure that it is on a sturdy surface that will protect it from unexpectedly jostling around. If the laptop is well protected you can safely move it around, however if the laptop is not stable you should turn it off before moving it around.

8) Humidity is not your friend – Humidity is the main cause of failure of laptops. You have to protect your laptop form humidity. If you don’t do that, this can cause damage of motherboard as well as damage to screen also.

9) Dust is the enemies of your computer – One more important point, make sure that your laptop is far away from dust; dust can clog fans and even vents which will cause your laptop to heat up significantly.

10) Surge protectors are critical – This can allow you to adequately protect your computer in the event that a power surge occurs, which could damage your computer.

11) Protect the screen- If you are in the habit of storing papers between the screen of your laptop and the keyboard it is possible to scratch the screen from the paper. This can create an extremely large repair bill that you would be left with. Avoid this as much as possible to ensure that your screen is protected.

If you follow all these steps, then you are really care for you laptop. It’s not very tuff. It’s really and quick. So, do it on regularly basis. As long as you are willing to take some basic precautions for your laptop, you are going to enjoy a lot of usage.

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5 comments

  1. Bennett Kankuzi

    Very handy tips! Indeed, these are some of the things we take for granted. I would also like to add that it is also good to set up a bios (bootup) password for a laptop. This is a very important safety measure. Even if a thief can still the laptop they will have a hard time trying to crack it in order to use the laptop.

    Cheers!

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