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10 Common Mistakes That Could Damage Your Laptop [A Must Read] by Examfield(m): 10:14pm On Jun 30, 2014
Laptops are very important
work and fun
stations. To ensure that our laptops lasts us
longer, it is our duty to know the safe
practices, how to, habits, acts, and
behaviors that might cause us to lose our
laptops.
Here are 10 common mistakes that might
cause
you to damage your laptop or computer.
1. Using Your Computer Without An
Antivirus
Getting a good antivirus with paid license
could
be expensive but it’s always a wise choice to
do
so. Using your laptop without an antivirus
software installed could cause you the
following;
* Slow system performance
* Loss of important documents exposure to
h*ckers through the installation of Trojan
horses
and tracking cookies on your system
* And finally could cause total system failure
To avoid the above consequences, get a good
antivirus program for your laptop.
Note: Though Antivirus program is essential
for
your system safety, you should not install
more
than one antivirus program on your system at
the
same time.
2. Lifting Your Laptop By The Screen
One common mistake people often make is;
lifting
their laptops by the screen, therefore exerting
too
much pressure on the laptop hinges, and
increasing the risk of losing your laptop
screen.
Always grab your laptop by the base and not
by
the screen.
3. Blocking The Air Vent
Blocking the air vents helps the system cool
by
serving as a means for the system to dissipate
heat. If you block these vents by placing a pile
of
papers that block the vents for example, your
laptop would overheat causing problems that
could make you lose your laptop to damage.
Always ensure that you don’t block your
laptop
vent to prevent overheating and damage to
your
laptop. The air vents on your laptop.
4. Using Your Laptop Without Surge
Protection
Using your laptop without surge protection
could
cost you your computer. Every now and then
power fluctuates and spikes which could cause
damage to your power pack or your laptop.
Ensure you get a good surge protector to
protect
your laptop and accessories from power
surges.
5. Eating & Drinking When Using Your
Laptop
Most times we want to enjoy food and drinks
while watching movies or playing games on
our
laptop. Sounds like fun but is probably one of
the
most dangerous mistakes you could make, as
an
accidental spill of a cup of juice or water on
your
keyboard could cause the system to short
circuit
and could cause your laptop to burn or shut
down indefinitely. Always keep liquids far
away
from your laptop.
6. Using Your Laptop On Bed Or Soft
Surfaces
Most people enjoy the comfort of working with
their laptops on bed. However, this is bad
practice. Using your laptop on bed could
cause
your laptop to overheat
7. Over Charging Your Laptop Battery
Overcharging your laptop could cause your
battery to wear out. When your laptop attains
100% charge, take it off the power source.
This is
important because when you work with a
laptop
with a bad battery and there is an unexpected
power cut, your system could go off
immediately
causing your system to shut down wihtout
saving
your previous session. This could cause you to
lose your unsaved document and could
eventually lead to the damage of your system.
8. Moving Your Laptop With Your Power
Cord Aattached
When moving your laptop from one point to
another, it is dangerous to do so with your
power
cord attached as it might get tangled up and
cause the laptop to fall off your hands. Always
detach the power cord first before moving
your
laptop
9. Using Your Power Cord To Obstruct The
Way
It is dangerous to charge your laptop in a way
that your power cord obstructs the way.
Someone could accidentally kick your cord fit
such a force that could spoil your power cord
or
cause your laptop to fall to the ground. Always
place your cord where it doesn’t obstruct the
way.
10. Never Open Your Laptop If You Are Not A
Technician
Some folks might be tempted to open their
laptops to see if they can try their hands on
fixing
a problem or two. The truth however is, no
matter
how small you perceive the problem to be, if
you
are not a technician or have concrete
knowledge
about your computer hardware, do no open
your
computer, doing so could stand you the risk of
tempering with other things which could spoil
your laptop totally. Always seek technical help
when having issues with your computer, don’t
do
try and error.
#Enjoy!!! More updates @ www.examfield.com

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