It is important to take care of your laptop(or Desktop)
and keep it in good shape. There are a number of easy things that you can do to
keep your equipment in great shape.
Please follow these simple guidelines:
put stickers, labels, decals, etc. on your laptop, desktop or monitor. Please
keep the equipment in good condition as when you received it.
and liquids away from your laptop or desktop. The crumbs can
damage the circuitry. Worse, it makes the laptop look dirty if there are crumbs
and food stains on it. As tempting as it might be to drink coffee, soda, water
or any other liquid near your laptop, accidents can happen all too easily. Use
a cup with a cover on it, so even if it does spill, the liquid doesn't go
anywhere. Spilled liquids may damage the internal microelectronic components or
cause electrical injury to the laptop. Short circuits can corrupt data or even
permanently destroy some parts.
have clean hands when using your laptop. Clean hands make
it easier to use your laptop touch pad and there will be less risk of leaving
dirt and other stains on the computer.In addition, if you clean your hands
before use, you will help reduce wear andtear on the coating of the laptop
caused by contact with sweat and small particles that can act upon the laptop's
exterior underneath your wrists and fingers.
the LCD display monitor. When you close 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 andholding 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.
lift the computer by its base, not by its LCD display (the screen). If you
lift it by the screen part alone,you could damage the display or the hinges
attaching it to the base. The display is also easily scratched or damaged by
direct pressure – avoid placing pressure on it.
pull on the power cord. Tugging your power cord out from the power
socket rather than putting your hand directly on the plug in the socket and
pulling can break off the plug or damage the power socket. Also, if you have
the power point near your feet, avoid constantly bumping into the plug or you
could loosen it and eventually break it.
accessory devices into their proper slots. Always look at
the symbols on the laptop carefully before inserting devices. Jamming a phone
line into an Ethernet port or vice versa could damage the sockets, making it
impossible to use them again. It is very important to observe this step.
expose your laptop to rapid temperature changes. When bringing
your laptop indoors during winter, don't turn it on immediately. Instead, let
it warm to room temperature first. This will avoid any potential for damage to
the disk drive from condensation forming inside the machine. Avoid heat from
sunlight as well.
leave your laptop in a car. Not only do the insides of cars experience
large temperature swings that could damage a laptop, but a laptop (or laptop
bag) is an inviting target for a smashand grab thief.
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.
store in a well-ventilated area. When you are using your laptop, do
so in a place that has a constant air-circulation. Lots of people ruin their
laptop by using it in an enclosed area and thus making the laptop overheat.
old toothbrush to clean the area around the exhaust fan screen or a can of air. If that
gets plugged up, air flow is diminished and overheating can occur.