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Saturday, 7 September 2013

10 proven steps to make your laptop last LONG

Nowadays most computer engineers charge a huge amount for laptop maintenance and repairs, but the funny thing is that we pay through our noses due to ignorance. In this post I will be teaching you personally proven and experience steps and tips in increasing and maintaining the life span of your laptop system. I have been using my laptop for three years now and counting without visiting a laptop engineer. Most systems are short-lived due to lack of or poorly induced maintenance. These steps am about teaching are purely focused on laptop pc though some of these steps can also be applied on a desktop pc.  
1.      Make sure your chargers is firmly connected to the socket to avoid partial contact which is not good for the chargers and mother board of the system, and also make sure you are using the appropriate chargers in term the volt and ampere
2.    Keep liquids away from your laptop to avoid spillage and damaging micro components of the system especially the keyboard
3.    Always have clean hands when using your laptop. Clean hands make it easier to use your laptop touchpad and there will be less risk of leaving dirt and other stains on the computer.
4.    Don’t keep you laptop charging all the time once it’s full unplug it and let the battery rundown. then once a week let it drain fully it help preserve the battery life
5.    Please use a licensed antivirus program, so many people deceive themselves using a crack version of an anti-virus program and ignorantly  expose their system to virus and malware
6.  Don't use your laptop on the bed. Repeated use of the laptop on the bed will cause the fans to suck up the dust and debris which lies in the bed, ultimately blocking the fan also the heat emitted from the vent heats the bed and in turn heats the system which is not good for your mother board.
7.  Avoid placing heavy materials, such as books, on top of your laptop and keyboard. This can push the LCD screen into the keyboard, and will eventually damage it. Also, the CD-ROM insert will also be squished and, eventually, will break
8.  Protect the LCD display monitor. When you shut your laptop, make sure there are no small items, such as a pencil or small ear-phones, on the keyboard. These can damage the display screen when shut; the screen will scratch if the item is rough. Close the lid gently and holding from the middle. Closing the lid using only one side causes pressure on that hinge and over time can cause it to bend and snap.
9.  At least once a week clean your system and remove unwanted files and temporary files that slow the performance of the system, there are so many applications available for that but I prefer CCleaner download now and also run hard disk defragmentation which aid the system run faster
10.                  Avoid installing too many programs to avoid over loading the system. Any program you don’t once in 2 weeks should uninstalled lastly avoid too many start up programs because they slow the system at start up.
Follow these religious and you won’t have any reason to ever repair your system except you are getting a new one.

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