Here is the correct way to not hurt your laptop:
1. Keep pets away from laptops
You may find it funny that your cat likes to climb on your laptop to “help” you with your work, but don’t encourage this behavior. Cats are attracted to the warmth of active equipment, but cat hair can stick to the system fan. As a result, the fan will overheat and be damaged.
Don’t eat while sitting on your laptop. Any piece of food that lands on the keyboard will attract unwanted guests, such as cockroaches and ants.
2. Move the laptop carefully
Try to be extra careful with your laptop when you’re traveling if it doesn’t have an SSD. Mechanical hard drives can be damaged if they shake too much during operation. It has many moving parts that break easily. As a result, you will lose all your data.
3. Wind the cable properly
You might think the cable wouldn’t be a problem. However, to make the laptop portable, the cable of the machine is made very thin and light. So don’t wrap the wire in weird corners or around sharp edges. Do not strain the cable when plugged in to avoid cable damage and charging problems.
4. Don’t plug in your laptop 24/7
Technically, you can’t overcharge a laptop battery because modern models use lithium-ion batteries. However, the microcontroller that keeps the battery from overcharging can be damaged. In this case, continuous charging will cause the battery to overheat.
5. Close and open the machine gently
You can’t lift the laptop just by holding the screen, the most fragile part of the whole device. If you hold the angle, it puts pressure on that side and can cause it to warp and break over time. Open and close the lid gently, keeping it centered.
6. Buy a laptop cooling pad
Laptops were invented to provide portability, so we often keep it in our lap. However, this may not be the best place to put your device. A lap or blanket can block the ventilation ducts and eventually heat up the battery. A good option is to use a cooling pad.
7. Keep your laptop away from magnets
Any hard drive has a magnet that is used to store data. When you place your laptop near a strong magnet, it can cause magnetic interference and further data loss. So make sure that strong magnets are not near your device.
8. Unplug the charger properly
Even if you are in a hurry, be careful. Vigorous and sharp movements can damage the plug and this can lead to charging problems.
9. Use a shockproof bag
A laptop cover or bag should be soft, with no sharp edges. The mechanism inside a laptop can be easily damaged if you leave it in your backpack with other things.
10. Clean the screen carefully
We all know you cannot use water and cloth to clean the screen. Use a separate laptop screen cleaner. Do not clean too hard because the screen is quite thin.
11. Turn off your laptop often
Don’t leave your laptop idle if you don’t use it during the day. The constant work wears out the hard drive and damages the cooling system. If you use the device several times a day, use Sleep mode.
12. Keep liquids away from laptops
How often do you drink tea or coffee while using your laptop? We all know that laptops and liquids do not mix. However, hot drinks can be harmful even if you don’t spill a drop. Do not place the hot cup on the laptop cover – it may damage the display matrix.
13. Ask the experts to check your hardware
Despite the fact that a laptop is a very manageable device, you should not try to solve serious software problems on your own. Ask the experts, don’t handle it yourself.
Warning signs that your laptop is about to fail:
The tips outlined above can help your laptop live longer. Read the warning signs listed below to see if your computer is having a serious problem.
– Hard drive is too noisy or too slow.
– Your laptop freezes when performing simple tasks like entering text or works much slower than before.
– The propellers suddenly made a loud noise.
Laptop makes strange sound when you turn it on.
– It reboots randomly.
– Windows Service Control Manager shows a lot of errors. To view all system settings, go to This PC – Manage – Event Viewer.
(According to Bright Side)