Maintaining your laptop is the key to getting the most out of your money. Sure, we can take care of it by simply not getting anything near it, but we can do more than that. Laptops are very sensitive machines that need constant maintenance. Laptops are like newborn babies. They’re not going to clean themselves. With that in mind, taking care of a laptop may sound like a big ordeal, but it really isn’t. Depending on how you take care of it, there are some things you have to do every other day, and some things at least once a month. Let’s take a look:
Keeping It Tight
It’s no secret that laptops are screwed together. As time goes by, they can get loose through all the shaking it goes through while in your bag. When loose screws are around the corner, disaster is just waiting to happen. You can prevent this by tightening the screws with the appropriate screwdriver. Make sure they’re always nice and tight. When screws are loose, your laptop can just fall apart! Be sure to check the hinges, where laptops are most susceptible to loose screws.
Keeping It Clean
It’s not only important to keep your laptop clean for looks – it also affects performance, and even your health! Cleaning the laptop may sound like a chore, but it’s really no big deal. All you have to do is wipe away the dust, dirt and other things like that in the cracks of your laptop. To do that, you need to get the right tools first, so you don’t accidentally scratch the body. You need a can of compressed air and a smooth cloth. If possible, try using cleaning liquids made for computers to make the results more impressive. Now, to clean your laptop, simply wipe away the dirt with the cloth gently. The hard part though, is the dust inside the laptop – that’s where the compressed air comes in. Blowing away dust prevents heat buildup in components, extending their life span. For the keyboard, you also need to blast it with compressed air to get the dust and dirt away from the keys. You can also remove the keys themselves to make things easier for you. Germs collect there, which is why keyboards are bad for your health!
Keeping It Strong
Like screws, it’s also no secret that batteries tend to lose life as they get old. If your laptop is more than a year old (probably getting to two years), then the charge may not be as abundant as before. When that situation arises, it’s time to replace the battery. Prices vary for the laptop, but generally, there’s always a spare online. The first place to check is the manufacturer that made your laptop, because they surely have one in stock. If you find a cheaper option though, then you can go with that. If you’re planning to buy a new laptop, check if they also come with an extra battery, so you don’t have a hard time finding a replacement in the future.