Have a laptop? They’re handy, portable and you can take it with you
almost anywhere. Here are some things you shouldn’t do to your laptop.
- Don’t set it on a soft, fabric surface such as a couch, bed, or
carpet. This highly restricts air flow to your computer, and causes the
fan in your laptop to work even harder. Which, of course, will decrease
it’s lifespan and if you do it too much, can cause it to go out
completely—leaving you when you need it the most. If you must use it on
any soft surface, get a good quality laptop cooler. One that is both
passive and active. Two little holes and a tiny fan can’t do much if
it’s not in the right place. Be sure to get the right size, your laptop
will thank you.
- When your traveling or moving your laptop around, don’t leave your
power adapter plugged in. Leaving it plugged in greatly increases your
chances of hitting it on something whilst moving around, turning the
plug into a lever and your laptops motherboard on the receiving end.
Hit is just right, and you’ll be looking at an expensive repair. Mostly
because you, or your hired technician, have to take almost every piece
of the laptop apart to replace the DC jack. It’s not worth the trouble.
- Don’t pick up your laptop by the LCD/bezel. It doesn’t take much to
crack an LCD, even in-direct pressure can cause it to crack. Usually
costs well over $100 to replace at a repair shop, if your lucky.
- Around 70% of all of the computers I’ve seen in the past year are
suffering because of these common habits. Follow these tips and there
will be less time in-between tune-ups and costly repairs.