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Tips on Taking Care of Your Laptop Computer

Aug 16, 2008
Who knows how the world survived before computers and the internet, but if you do not take proper care of your laptop, you will sure find out! Laptops are a fabulous addition to the computer world and as long as you keep maintaining them properly, you will continue to love using a laptop.

Laptops are portable, convenient and easy to use. Most laptops have just as much memory and storage as a home computer. What is wonderful about them is the portability they allow. There are no chords, no cables and even no mouse. You have everything literally at your fingertips! There are many makes and models of laptops, just as there are home and desktop computers, and many have phenomenal sound systems and graphics. Laptops are an important part of many people's lives. They are used for work, home and even travel.

Many people often do not think about maintenance on their computers and laptops until something goes wrong with it. This simply is not a good idea - computers need routine upkeep to continue working properly. We all know that horrifying black screen, frozen mouse, loud fan or incredibly hot to the touch laptop, but did you know you can prevent all of those things?

The most common problems with laptops are overheating. Fortunately there are products sold to help reduce overheating in laptops. These cooling devices are easy to install and work great. They use small fans to force air continually through the vents of the laptop. If the thought of buying an extra part for your laptop bothers you, try using your computer in an air-conditioned room or facility instead of your car or hot room. It sounds simple, but it can save the life of your laptop.

Another simple trick to keep your laptop running tip top is to keep the vents clean and dust free. All laptops accumulate dust after awhile, but taking off the exhaust vent and removing all the dust bunnies will help the motor running fantastic. Your laptop will generally act as a work horse without any hitches, as long as the temperature stays around 90 degrees. Anything over that temperature, then things could get very ugly!

Even though laptops are designed to be "mobile", cars are not a laptop's friend at all. The inside of a closed up car can reach temperatures well into the hundreds and that can be fatal to a laptop sitting on the floorboard or seat of this locked up car. The same rule should be used when outside too. If the temperature outside is really hot or humid, try finding a shady location to surf the net. Your computer will love you in the morning.

Whatever methods you decide to use, to keep your laptop running like new, always remember to back up your hard drive for those unexpected tragedies - like accidentally leaving it locked in a hot car or letting your laptop sunbathe on the grass at the park. These kinds of heat and humidity can be tragic.
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