At On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Company we offer all types of computer repair service and laptop repair services for both residential and commercial customers. Nevertheless there are some things you can do on a regular basis to keep your computer running as expected. Below is a list of things you can do in between trips to the computer repair shop.
Seven Tips to Maintain Your Computer
want your computer to last, it’s important to do a few small tasks to keep it in
top condition. You don’t expect your car to last for 200,000 without changing
the oil or getting the occasional tune-up. You might not know the necessary
steps to take, but they’re quite easy. A little time will go a long way.
7 tips will help keep your computer running in top condition:
1. Keep Laptop Computers on Cold
Computers generate heat, a lot of heat. But electrical components hate heat.
For a computer to run at the optimum temperature, it’s crucial to allow air to
flow through the cooling vents. This is best accomplished by using the computer
on a cool, hard surface. A couch pillow, your lap, or bed surface is too soft
and the vents are likely to become blocked. Those surfaces also retain heat
well. Your lap actually generates additional heat.
2. Turn Off Occasionally. It’s normal today to leave a computer on 24/7. However, the computer does a lot of maintenance during the
start-up procedure. Every once in a while, turn your computer off and allow it
the benefit of updating your software and the file system.
3. Blow Out Fan Basins. Fans produce static electricity,
which attracts dust. Just look at one of your house fans. They’re probably
covered with dust. Take the time to blow the dust out of the fan basins a
couple of times a year. If you have a laptop it is difficult to take apart and
you’ll have to do it from the fan basins.
If you have a desktop computer you can pop the side of the case open and
blow them out. It is very easy to open a
desktop computer case. Usually two
screws. If you’re uncomfortable, take your computer to an expert.
4. Don't Travel With Laptop Charger
Plugged In. When
transporting your laptop, unplug the charger. One of the most common laptop
repairs is the repair or replacement of computer jacks. So unplug the charger
and anything else you’ve go plugged in before moving or traveling with your
5. Back Up Your Data. Few people back up their
computers, though everyone should. Hard drives eventually fail. We replace them
every day at my shop. Depending on how
you use your laptop or desktop computer, backing up your computer might be done
daily, weekly, or monthly. Find the right frequency and do it.
6. Leave the battery out of your
laptop if it's plugged in. Once
your battery is charged, consider removing it if the computer is plugged in.
It’s simple and easy to remove and will spare the battery from being exposed to
7. Get an Annual Virus Removal and
there are many things the average user can do to maintain their computer, some
things might be better left to the experts. An annual check-up and malware
removal can be one of the best things you do for your computer.