Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Basic Laptop Maintenance and Tips

How does one take care of a laptop? Well, there are many ways to care of a laptop, especially the one you own that probably cost more than a thousand bucks! So it’s worth protecting because you want it to last as long as you can.

If you’re clueless about the basics of your laptop, consult this list. You’ll certainly find some useful information here.

Prolonging Laptop Lifespan
 There are several things you can do to increase the lifespan of your laptop: 

1. When left in cold places, allow your laptop to become accustomed to room temperature first before turning it on. This prevents any condensation, subsequently avoiding short circuits. 

2. To prevent any dust from accumulating in the vents, always place your laptop on top of a clean, flat surface.  

3. By preventing dust from entering, you’re also preventing heat buildup. To assist in preventing heat buildup, always make sure you have proper ventilation – again, place your laptop on top of a clean, flat surface.  

4. While on the subject of heat, never leave your laptop in direct sunlight. This prevents any damage to the internal components. They are very costly to repair. 

5. When transporting your laptop, always put it inside a heavily padded bag to prevent any accidents.
Cleaning Tips

To prolong the laptop’s life even more, cleaning must be an essential part of your routine. It’s important to follow these tips:


The keyboard is something we come into contact with every day. It’s important to clean them from time to time, preferably once every few weeks, or once a month.

Keyboards become hosts for germs, crumbs and dust. To clean them, use compressed air, because you can get into those hard to reach places easily.

Protecting the keyboard is important if you want to preserve the laptop’s aesthetic quality. To improve your chances, you can get a keyboard cover, or use a full keyboard when you’re at home.


No doubt your LCD panel will accumulate stain spots and dusty corners as time goes by. To clean this, just apply some alcohol to a cotton ball to clean the edges. The quick evaporation of alcohol prevents any liquid from seeping into the cracks.

You can also use a warm, lightly damped cloth. You’ll be able to remove any stains with ease. Also, remember to not use excessive pressure, or else you’ll risk puncturing the screen.

To clean the rest of the body, all you need is a soft piece of cloth to wipe away dust. This will also prevent any scratches. If there are any stains, just apply some alcohol and it will quickly go away.


The aforementioned tips here are plenty, and it’ll definitely help keep your laptop in top condition.
If you don’t have the time to clean your laptop regularly, try to prevent direct sunlight and dust. These two are the worst killers of laptops. You don’t want dust and heat damaging the internal components.


Brandon Hudson said...

Very informative post. Keep up the good work. I would really look forward to your other posts

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Anonymous said...

I always show my students these maintenance tips. I truly believe that most laptops can last for years when they're properly maintained. I bought the lenovo ideapad z710 for my daughter and she still has them almost brand new.

maratus sholihah said...

nice tips to maintenance laptop hrdwre, , many laptop bekas have broken on keyboard because many dust on int keyboard and moist keyboard also make the keyboard broken

lucy benney said...

very nice tips... from i will do all these steps... especially cleaning the Laptop i never did... this is very great tips... casual tips but, people neglect all those... so after reading this article every one can follow at least some steps..
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lee mike said...

I want to share some thing about the cd room, so please don't insert any scratch or undersized floopy into the cd room.

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0s0-Pa said...

These are some pretty good home maintenance tips. HouseLogic has some good ones as well. Thanks for sharing!

lalit kumar said...

Great tips to maintenance out laptop

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Forth Worth Technology said...

Clean the LCD screen with a soft dry cloth. If the screen is really dirty, use distilled water, applying limited amounts to the cloth, never spray water or any liquid directly onto a computer screen or use a laptop screen cleaning kit.


Rajan Singh said...

Yes, you are right cleaning up your laptop is very important task which will enhace laptop lifespan also.Thanks for sharing these useful basic laptop maintenance tips.

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Really informative post ans all above mentioned tips very useful actually...!!

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