Check Out These Guidelines for Computer Care and Grooming

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As someone who is neither a technician nor has much experience working on the support side of things, I felt it would be helpful to our readers if I listed these pointers.

1. Keep an eye on your surroundings.

Keep the computer and its surroundings tidy. Do not, for example, clip your fingernails near the keyboard or dine over your laptop.

2. Avoid any impediments

Make sure your computer’s ventilation isn’t obstructed. A laptop can easily overheat and be destroyed if it is placed on a soft surface, such as a bed or couch. Don’t cram your desktop with unnecessary items.

3. Ventilation should be cleaned

Make sure the ventilation system is clean. Your laptop’s best friend is canned air. To clean it, blow it back through the ventilation system.

4. Be cautious of liquids

When it comes to liquids, be cautious. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful laptops that have been ruined by liquid spills. No, you can’t rinse it out, but you can towel it off and put it in a bag with dry rice until you can get it to someone who can. Rice is a desiccant, which means it takes moisture from its surroundings.

5. Handle cords with care

When it comes to cords, be cautious. The biggest force is applied to the first and last inches of a cord, and here is where it generally fails.

6. Malware protection

Virus and malware scanners are required on every machine connected to a network. Yes, it is possible for it to happen to you!

7. Keep the original packaging for devices

Keep the box at least until the warranty expires, and maybe longer if you move frequently or need it repaired.

If you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments section below.

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