Home » Computers

Tips on Keeping Your Laptop in Working Order

Jul 19, 2008
It is important to take great care of your laptop. Just some simple maintenance that requires only a few minutes can increase the life of your laptop and save you a lot of money. There are a few simple and easy steps to follow to make sure it lasts a long time.

Locking your laptop may seem a severe measure to do but this will stop anyone around you looking at what you are working on and ensures total privacy. To lock your laptop is simple and easy by pressing a few keys. First press the Windows key + L both at the same time and this will lock your laptop. To unlock simply press Ctrl + Alt + Del and enter your password you will then return back to exactly where you were.

Once a week you need to check all the vents on your laptop. This is to ensure they are clear and not blocked - be careful not to push anything into the vents. This simple procedure can be done with a can of air that can be purchased at most computer stores. Never use a laptop propped up on a pillow or sitting on the couch because this can restrict airflow.

Always check the fan is working correctly. If this doesn't work properly this could cause your laptop to overheat which can lead to problems with your memory, monitor or even the hard drive.

To prevent this and to ensure that at all times your laptop is getting proper airflow, use your laptop on a hard surface. If for example, at the breakfast bar or a desk or similar surfaces.

Always remember to turn your laptop off before putting it into laptop bag. Laptop bags are wonderful for transporting laptops but forgetting to switch them off could melt it or it could catch fire. Regarding safety measures always keep drinks away from laptops - the two do not mix.

Always avoid shocks if you are moving your laptop around. Make sure to sit it on a steady surface. If there are any small children around make sure they can't knock it to the floor. And make sure to turn it off before moving it around.

There are two enemies of the computer - humidity and dust. Humidity can cause damage to the motherboard and possible screen damage, while dust can clog fans and vents resulting in overheating. Try to keep your laptop on a desk or table at all times for safety reasons.

Remember that by following some simple guidelines and commonsense you can have your laptop for many years with very few problems. If you are unsure about anything check the website of the laptop manufacturer as they normally have software available for testing purposes.
About the Author
If you are looking for new or used pink laptops then the author has hundreds of pink laptop computer for sale in his online notebook store. Brands include Dell, Asus and Toshiba. Look good with a pink laptop today!
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 144
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources