Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Recently my friend had a power surge happen on her laptop it was destroyed the power surge ended up cooking her motherboard. I would say and I think most would agree this is the most critical thing you can do to avoid a power outage that may damage your PC, Laptop or any other electrical component.
Here is how I avoid this serious issue, first did you know that dust can conduct electricity? Not only does dust create a cooling barrier it can cause a fire inside of your computer. It is a good idea once a month to open up the case and blow out the computer. You can use canned air or a blower vacuum do this outside.
There are settings that you can set to stop your computer from restarting after a power failure if these are not set the computer during a bumping surge which is on and off over and over again your machine will keep restarting during this time which can be a problem with shorting out components.
To do this using Win XP simply right click on My Computer then Select Properties. Go to Advanced see in the graphic below where it says Automatically Restart un-check that. This way when a power failure happens the computer will not restart.
I think you get the idea here. Although computers are less expensive these days, you still do not want to have to face a major repair due to a power failure. If you are using a laptop run it with the battery only during the rain and storm like conditions. Thanks for reading my articles and using FixYa!
John A. Crowder
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