The glory of any electronic gadget is to last longer, as much years as it can spend. The durability of such device depends on its handling and utility. How it last depends on how the user make use of it. if you rough handle itm it breaks down so quickly, but if you handle with care you enjoy the longevity.
For example, my Nokia cellphone has been with mw for the past 3 years.
Laptops are very fragile electronics that needs to be handled with care for you to enjoy value for money. The glory of your laptop id for you use it, get tired of it because you want upgrade, give it out to a friend or sell it out a very good second hand deal to get a new or recent one. You will only enjoy this if you neatly handle your laptop.
When you buy a laptop, either a used or new one, you have to be aware that the life of your laptop in your hands.
From experience and feedback gotten from a laptop user forum, we bring you tips on “How you can maintain your laptop to still look new even after it has spent years in your hand”
1. Always be careful when plugging your power adaptor jack.
The motherboard is connected to the power adaptor jack with a solder point, you need to be very careful and you do not need to apply pressure or force while plugging the jack to your laptop, you should note this, do not use a loose jack adaptor, replace your charger with another original if you misplace it or it got damaged, loose jack causes damage to your adaptor as well as to the motherboard except you got lucky.
2. The cooling system should be cleaned with compressed air.
The cooling system in your laptop must be cleaned with a bottle of compressed air and you have to be careful about this. First, you need to open the case, call for an assistant if you cannot do that, then blow out the dust from the fan and the heat sink of the cooling system. You should practice this once a month to avoid stockpile of dust to damage the cooling system on your laptop. Thereby resulting into over-heating that now resultantly reduces the speed of your laptop processor, causing your laptop to get hanging all time. Static-neutral compressed air and Dust off is good at this.
3.Do not use your laptop on Bed or Soft surfaces.
Under and at the sides of your laptop are ventilation holes, the holes are there for your laptop to be able to suck in fresh air that cools down the system when it is working, using your laptop on soft surfaces blocks the air spaces and this results in over-heating that could quickly cause damage to your system.
The best place to use a laptop is on the lap; place it on hard surface whenever your lap is unavailable.
4. You can buy a cooling Pad
It is no more news that your laptop and other electronic devices generated heat while working, over heating should be avoided at all cost, the durability of a laptop depends on the temperature it always work.
Prevent over-heating on your laptop by using a cooling pad; it reduces the chances of your laptop failure that results from overheating.
5. You can download a Ccleaner.
Ccleaner is a freeware system privacy tool for optimization; it deletes internet history and other files freeing disk space, enhancing the speed of your computer.
6. Avoid drinking while using your laptop
No one is above mistake, do not consider yourself perfect, you may spill some liquid on your laptop when drinking while you are working, liquid quickly spoil electronics, if it gets to the panel and components, you may end up spending some hundreds of dollars on replacement or repair.
7. Manage the Battery Life
Over charging of laptop battery reduces the life span, only charge you laptop when the battery has reduced toe the minimum level. Also, it is recommended that you should completely drain your battery once a month.
8. Install an Anti-virus
Computer viruses and malwares are all over, they damage your computer program while some are sent to defile your computer security and spy data. An antivirus secures you from such. There are a number of them available for free download, but you need a premium antivirus if you want maximum security. Some examples of popular once include; AVG, Avast, Microsoft Essentials, Spybot etc.
9. Download your Operating system updates regularly.
This will give you more features and also avoid your system malfunction, these generation OS comes with a kind of security and such needs to be updated to enjoy its full services. Windows update is available on daily basis.
10. Properly Clean your Display Screen
Your device will look neat and new whenever you clean them properly, you laptop screen view will be clearer; this could be adopted as a daily practice. Soak a tissue in water and use it for the cleaning, use a dry tissue to clean afterwards. Do I need to tell you to avoid over-soak of tissue to the extent it starts dropping water on your laptop? You can get an LCD cleaner which makes your screen shiny and scratch free.
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