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Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 10:30am On Jan 16, 2019
Well-maintained computers last years longer than the ones maltreated by their users through careless handling and unprofessional usage.

We will be given out daily tips on this thread on how to maintain our computers/laptops. Please feel free to contribute too if your are a professional computer engineer.
These electronic device maintenance tips should be well within the capabilities of the typical non-expert computer user. Some will be tailored to desktops and laptops or a broader range of devices. Most are best done on a recurring basis. And none should require excessive investment of time, effort, or money.
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 11:40am On Jan 16, 2019
Keep food and drinks away from your computers

Don't eat or drink over your desktop or laptop!
Easier said than done when you’re working through your lunch break or binge-watching your favorite show with a bowl of ice cream, of course. But think of the consequences: A single spill is enough to destroy a keyboard, and a high-volume dump could penetrate the device’s casing and wreak havoc on its internal components.
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 9:15am On Jan 17, 2019
See the picture below for our maintenance tip for today, enjoy your day

Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 11:16am On Jan 19, 2019

Your computer setup may have a mess of cords, power strips, and random accessories on the floors and working surfaces.

This mess is unsightly. If you have small children or pets, it may well present an electrocution risk. Depending on how loaded-up your power strips and outlets are, you could have a fire hazard on your hands. And jumbled cords are more vulnerable to damage.

Fixing this is easy, procure some twist-ties to hold everything together in intentional fashion. Unplug, detangle, and reorient your cords in a tidy fashion. Then plug everything back in and you will appreciate what a tidy setup you will have.
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 4:12pm On Jan 21, 2019
Don’t Overcharge Your Batteries

Resist the temptation to keep your portable devices plugged in at all times. Not only is this a needless drain on your local power grid, which means preventable bloat for your utility bill, but it’s also actively bad for your devices’ batteries.

Unnecessary charging actually retards batteries’ regenerative capabilities. A year or so on, or maybe sooner, you’ll notice a drop-off in your device’s ability to hold a charge.
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 6:24pm On Jan 23, 2019
Don’t Block the Vents

Like people, desktop and laptop computers need to breathe .
The operative rule here is “don’t block the vents.” Just like people, machines need to breathe – though, in their case, it’s to ensure their insides remain cool enough to function properly.

If you have a desktop, keep the tower clear of any obstructions, like cabinets or walls. If it’s possible to do so securely, elevate it to ensure good airflow on both sides. For laptops, maintain a clear workspace free from clutter that could obstruct airflow – for instance, papers or books. Periodically check that the fans are working as well.
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 2:53pm On Jan 26, 2019
Gently Clean Your Monitor

Your monitor might seem solid enough, but it’s just as vulnerable to dust and debris as your keyboard and ports. Dust it periodically with a microfiber cloth. Remove tougher stains with LCD screen cleaner.
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 3:34pm On Feb 05, 2019
Keep Magnets Away

Keep your home office – and your devices themselves – away from magnets. Your hard drive is incredibly sensitive to magnetic fields of any strength.

If you need to remember websites or phone numbers, use Post-it notes or digital files instead.
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 8:33pm On Feb 16, 2019
We may not be consistent with these tips daily but be assured that we will keep this topic rolling
Re: Daily Tips On Computer Maintenance by centuryseries(m): 8:38pm On Feb 16, 2019
Be Careful With Unfamiliar WiFi Networks

Be wary of unsecured WiFi networks in coffee shops, airports, hotel lobbies, and other public places. Without basic network security, your computer is a sitting duck – out there in the open for any hacker or cyber criminal who feels like sending a malware package your way. When in doubt, use a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your connection and repel attacks

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