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Published on April 25th, 2013 | by MoniqueJones18

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Eight Laptop and Computer Care Tips to Remember

Electronic equipment these days speed up the way we do things. Computers and laptops make it possible to do shopping, research reports and study assignments with ease. Presently, almost all people require the use of laptop in accomplishing work and running their business by way of integrating business phone systems provided by companies like RingCentral with their laptop. So wherever they are, handling and dealing business is always possible. However, no matter how amazing and helpful these equipment are, without proper care, they can break down and end up getting damaged. Before other problems and issues with your computer or laptop arise, here are some tips to remember:

  • Avoid placing containers with liquid substances such as coffee, water and juice near you while working on your laptop or computer. The liquid might spill on your computer and can cause serious damage on your electronic equipment. When you accidentally spill liquid on your electronic equipment, turn off the device right away. This lessens the possible damage on the device. In most cases, turning off the device helps prevent damage but in some isolated instances, the damage can be irreparable.
  • You don’t have to keep your laptop plugged in all the time. It runs on batteries which means you can use it for around 4 to 8 hours before the power runs out. If and when your computer prompts you that it needs to be charged, that’s the time it should be plugged. It will prompt you when it’s fully-charged and when it does, unplug your device right away. Make it a point not to overcharge your device to prolong the battery life. If plugging and unplugging your laptop is too much of a hassle, take out the batteries and let it run on AC/DC power.
  • When not in use, keep your device safe and secure inside a bag or a pouch. This will protect it from scratches and moisture. Invest in a waterproof case; this prevents the buildup of mold and mildew on your device. If your device will not be used for a long time then it is best to remove the battery. This prevents lead from leaking out of the battery.
  • If something goes wrong with your laptop, or even with your mobile phone or any other gadget, have it fixed by a professional phone service. Better yet, make use of the device warranty by bringing it back to the manufacturer.
  • In cleaning your laptop, avoid using water, alcohol or sanitizer. Use only laptop or computer cleaners which are recommended and provided by computer retail stores. Using other cleaning products may cause your laptop’s screen or surface to fade or chip. It is also preferable to dust off visible dirt particles prior to wiping the device to prevent scratching the surfaces.
  • Avoid placing heavy objects on top of your electronic devices. This damages the device’s screen.
  • If you see small specks of dirt on your screen and no matter how many times you wipe your screen, it won’t come off; it might not be dirt anymore. These are few indications that your graphics card may be damaged. The graphics card, video card to some, is responsible for the graphics and anything else appearing on your monitor. Get your laptop checked out by a licensed technician to avoid further damage.
  • Last but not the least, avoid dropping your device. Internal components may be damaged when a laptop is mishandled or dropped. In case this happens, immediately have it checked.

Laptops and computers are expensive and important, much like mobile phones and other electronic devices. These gadgets last for a long time if you take proper care of them. All the tips provided above can be useful to prolong the life of your gadgets and even maintain its performance and functionality.

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The author juggles being a wife to an engineer and a mother to a witty toddler. In her spare time, she involves herself in getting the word out about office phone systems. Find Monique on Google+.



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