Most people who own laptops do not usually open up the laptop cover to peek at the internals. And yet, considering the fact that not so many years ago, laptops had Intel Pentium with 166 MHz processor which was considered as the big boy for performance.
Basically, today laptops are fast, really fast, compared to older models, superman fast. And laptops are sensitive machines that require good care and also the occasional maintenance visit to your local computer technician. Usually, most of our valued customers have never even knew that they could prolong the life of their laptops till the laptop has problems.
Some good laptop habits can help prolong the life of your machine and make sure it serves you well for many years to come. Similarly, avoiding some hazardous things can also make sure you don’t face unnecessary laptop repair bills for the first few years of your laptop’s life.
Most personal computer experts will tell you that regular updates of your computer’s operating software mean that malware gets removed, functions get optimized and your laptop runs more smoothly.
If your laptop is riddled with malware or viruses, it is possible you will need to scrap your laptop of data and reinstall the operating system which came with your device. If you are at all technical person and words "Bios, Windows Recovery Options" are familiar, then, you can easily reinstall your Operating System if the laptop computer is suffering from viruses and thus won’t start.
Don’t Be Hard on Your Hard Drive
Having a good antivirus installed can go a long way in keeping not just your data and privacy intact but also the health of your laptop. Installing such software yourself and running them is a task easily achieved at home if your laptop is used for home and study. Although a professional consultation with a technician can also get the job done if you’re carrying extremely important data in your laptop (e.g. for work).
Even tasks like data backup and recovery can be carried out at home or data can be transferred to cloud servers (at this stage, we do not encourage fellow Australians to choose Cloud Storage due to security concerns).
Keep in mind that each laptop device has certain amount of storage, that means, for files and documents you hardly access (perhaps old photos or videos) can be transferred to external hard drive/s in order to free up RAM. Doing so can make your laptop run faster. Think of a storage unit that is 100% filled, once you open the door, you can’t see what is at the other side of the back wall. Similar to this, computer operating system looks for files in your hard drive, if its full, the CPU will need to search hard to find it. Freeing up disk space will help Maintain your laptop in good working order.
Spring Cleaning is a Good Habit
With laptops and computers, external cleaning is just as important as internal updating. Dust and heat are two of the more dangerous enemies of a laptop and can get stuck inside vents and therefore lessen the useful life of your laptop. Think of an engine of a car covered in mud, as such you can’t start the engine at all. Similar to this, dust particles get inside the laptops, this causes the parts inside the laptop to heat faster which damages its internal circuitry.
There are air cans created for this purpose, or use a suction device, or even a blow drier on cool setting to remove the dust. Once completed, keep a microfiber cloth nearby to wipe the laptop down on regular basis, this will keep your laptop in good condition. You can also take your laptop computer to a technician to have it professionally serviced and cleaned. We prefer you choose us here at The Electronic Fix laptop repairs serving Brisbane because of our quality of work, upfront service rates and friendly team of technicians always eager to answer questions.
Mistakes to Avoid When Using a Laptop Computer
It is tempting to believe you can correct every laptop or computer malfunction on your own, but it is about successfully achieving a delicate balance between good computer hygiene as well as professional checkups.
Some mistakes to avoid when you want your laptop to last as long as possible are as follows:
Never eat or drink near your laptop. Spills can fry the motherboard, sometimes irreparably and you will lose valuable data as well as the cost of the unit.
Consider investing in good antivirus software. It is a real investment that can protect your data and privacy as well as the functioning of your computer.
Be gentle when you are inserting and removing the power cable, USB devices or Ethernet cable from the laptop. Damaged ports can be an electrical hazard and an unnecessary expense, not to mention they can leave other parts of the hardware exposed to outside elements or other problems because the entire unit works together.
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