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Tip for laptop users

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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