3 Tips to Take Care of your Laptop

By Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Friday, October 22, 2010

Your Laptop may lose its charm quickly if you fail to take care of it properly. To make your laptop last longer, here are some top tips you should follow to ensure that you get the best out of your laptop.


Carry Case: For conveyance without damage

Laptops have become popular as they can be transported anywhere you go. A padded case for your laptop is must when you transport it from one place to another so that in any case it is dropped on a concrete surface it returns with minimum impact. Almost all cases designed for laptops offer them the required protection unless the laptops are not dropped weekly from terraces. The cases provide durability against the common bang and bump which briefcases face every day. They also help the laptops to shed back the shock acquired when dropped on concrete surface from at least human height.

Lock: Anti theft systems like K-Slot

The Laptop must be equipped with anti thefts like Kensington Security Slot. Most of the laptops available now come with this system. This is the most effective and widely used anti theft system devised by Kensington Computer Products Group. It is used for attaching a lock-and-cable apparatus particularly those from Kensington’s. They are available in variety of settings. They are deterrent in prevention of opportunist theft.

Battery: How to increase longevity

Rechargeable batteries must be let run down once a while. The Ni-Mh rechargeable batteries have a memory that will only let them charge a certain amount if they are not allowed to be drained completely. When they go dead and attain a complete new life after recharge that makes them whole more efficient at holding charge and extends their life. It’s equally important to exercise the Li-Ion batteries too. A Charged battery must not be left dormant for a prolonged duration.

If you follow the above tips you can use your laptop for a longer duration. If you have any tips of your own, you can share that with us in the comments section.

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