Why Your Actions Could Damage Your Laptop

For the last decade or so, tablets and laptops have become far more prevalent than the traditional desktop, complete with its tower. People want to be more mobile these days and as Wi-Fi is so prolific, can take the machine with them wherever they may be. Manufacturers understand the need for portability and design these compact machines accordingly, but it's important to remember that they are still somewhat sensitive and prone to damage if you're not careful.

What can you do to protect your device during your hectic everyday schedule?

1. Shocking

Computer makers have tried to design the latest models to incorporate an element of shock protection. Still, there's only so much that they can do to protect the internal parts of the laptop or tablet and you will need to take extra care, just in case. Try not to move the machine when it is active or processing instruction of some kind. Parts will be moving within the hard drive, and if you were to inadvertently drop the case, then this could damage the head.

2. Damage Potential

Likewise, try not to move the laptop while it is connected to various outlets. You may have connected a power cable, an HDMI lead, several USB devices and your TV and each socket is vulnerable to damage. If one of those leads caught on something and pull, it could dislodge the socket and, worse still, the internal connection to the motherboard. Remember, many of the parts inside are soldered, and it doesn't take too much for the connection to come apart.

3. Dust Infiltration

Always make sure that you place the machine in a sterile environment and never directly on the floor. This is particularly important if the floor is carpeted as an internal fan may draw in a great deal of dust or dander. This could cause the machine to overheat and several internal components to burn out.

4. Overheating

If you place your machine on the carpeted floor, the pile of the carpet could cover the cooling grill. The fan could not perform correctly in this situation and, once again, the machine could overheat with disastrous consequences.

5. Repair Time

If you find that your machine is not working as it should or may not power up at all, then it may have sustained some internal damage. You need to take it to a computer repair company so they can have a look at the state of the motherboard, test the drive and look at all the internal connections.