How do I Care for my Laptop?
Many people use their personal laptop almost every day for different purposes. Sometimes you wonder why your laptop suddenly stops working without given any clue.
This may due to lack of proper maintenance by user or rather the negligence of the user to some strange notice the laptop shows sometimes. It is therefore crucial you maintain your laptop well in order to avoid a sudden breakdown.
This article specifically target the different ways in which you take a better care of your laptop. If the following steps and suggestions are properly followed, it will equip you with necessary things to be doing in order to ensure your laptop serve you more and better.
Protect your Laptop Against Liquids:
Many computer and laptop users are fond of taking coffee, tea, water or other liquid whenever they work on their laptop. They tend to do so to maintain their interest and to improve the workforce. However, such liquid can accidentally pour on our laptop and damage its whole part easily. In order to avoid such occurrence, it is preferable we make use a covered cup so if at end spill, such liquid won’t go anywhere. Liquids may endanger the internal components or rather cause electrical damage to our laptop. It can permanently damage parts of the laptop or corrupt some data. For these reasons, it is there advisable you keep drinks or liquid substances away from your laptop in order not to damage your laptop with liquids.
Dust Your Laptop Immediately After Open:
It is ideal to find dust on part of your laptop whenever it is opened especially on the screen and keyboard. The practice to make your laptop live long is to clean it up whenever it is opened in order to free it from being affect by dust. Using of white handkerchief to dust your laptop will always make it looks neat everyday.
Always Work on Your Laptop With Clean Hand:
Always ensure that your hands are well cleaned whenever you want to work on you laptop because it makes it easier to make use of the touchpad. Again, it will free the laptop from risk of stains or any dirt as a result of dirty hands on it especially on the keyboard. Also, cleaning of your hands before using laptop will minimize wear and tear on coating as a result of contact with particles and sweat which may reflect on the laptop external parts.
Installation of Antivirus:
As you receive and send files each and every day, your laptop is prone to virus. Sometimes you might know very well what you download on your laptop but such file might still full of virus which may damage the files on yr system. Such virus may also damage the fast operation and performance of your laptop or affects the laptop software. Meanwhile, availability of antivirus on your laptop will always protect your laptop against any virus that might attack your any of your laptop.
Always Protect Your Laptop’s LCD Monitor:
It is not an ideal practice to place any item on your keyboard while working on it or after working. Whenever you you’re done working on your laptop, always ensure that there’re no items, be it mouse, pen or pencil left on your keyboard. Such item(s) can negatively affect the screen if shut on such item. This may lead to scratching of the screen if such item is quite rough. Therefore, always be careful when you want to close your laptop and do ensure that there is no item on the keyboard. Also, hold the laptop in the middle when you want to close because holding the lid using one side everyday can cause pressure the hinge and may at the end snap bend.
Keep Away Food from Your Laptop:
It is generally not ideal not to eat on your system dest not to talk of placing food on your laptop. Many system users are fond of such. When you eat on your laptop, small crumbs can eventually fall between the keys and create an invitation to bugs or affect the circuitry. The worst part is, the laptop will always have a dirty look with crumbs.
Do not expose your Laptop to Fur/Hair:
Using your laptop especially in a room meant for animals is quite dangerous to your laptop. The hair and fur of the animals can maneuver into the internal parts of the laptop and affect them negatively. In other words, animals such as dogs can damage the laptop accidentally by knocking them off, wagging of tail or tripping over leads.
Firmly Hold and Lift the Laptop By Its Base:
If you want to maintain your laptop for a long time, always hold it by its base but not by the screen. The hinges attached to the display of the base or the display itself may damage if you lift it by the screen alone. The screen can also be easily damaged or scratched by direct pressure. So, always avoid pressure on it.
Do not Leave Your Laptop in a Car:
It is advisable you don’t leave your laptop in car especially when your laptop has no bag. The high temperature sometimes may damage the life of laptop or reduce its performance. Apart from high temperature, your laptop may also be the thief target when it stays inside the car always.
Clean Your Laptop Internal Parts Annually:
Schedule an annual cleaning of the internal part of your laptop in order to remove the dust that might hide in internal parts of the laptop. Make sure you have a computer expert or professional who would carry out the process or rather do it yourself if you have tools. If dust is stored for a long time in your laptop, it will find it difficult to cool itself perfectly.
Do not Place Heavy Materials on Your Laptop:
Always avoid placing materials such as books, drinks, power banks or any other material heavy on your laptop because this can forcefully push the screen into the keyboard and thereby damage the LCD screen. Also, the CD-ROM in the laptop can easily damage or break when squished.
Always ensure that you don’t use your laptop in a place where there is dust flying in the atmosphere. The dust may create a blockage to the route for heat to escape and at the end make your laptop overheat faster than normal.