I can vividly recall when my MacBook’s motherboard crashed. It was just like yesterday. I have to admit that it was entirely my fault as I spilled a decent amount of hot beverage on it. The situation is bad as the motherboard holds many crucial components together such as the CPU and the memory.
To my horror, the damage took me back by S$500. This amount is almost half the price of a brand new iPhone 7. It was too much! This faux pas was a buzzing reality check for me. I needed to take care of my devices for many years to come.
Keeping your laptop or computer working is vital for your sanity, productivity, and budget. So, consider these tips:
BLOCK THE NASTY BUGS
Upon opening the fresh boxes of your laptop or computer, one of your top priorities is to install an anti-virus application. An adequately protected device will prevent the corruption of personal data and other important files. Furthermore, it will give you a smooth functioning operating system. Worry not about shelling tons of cash as you can download free applications such as Avast and AVG 2017.
DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE
Aside from the viruses and malware attacks, too much clutter can slow down the operation system. A quick way to clean your space is to transfer your bulky files into an external hard-drive or hard disk. A 1 TB portable disk can cost you about S$80 at Lazada Singapore and S$89 at Courts Singapore.
The more space you have, the better your device will run.
CLEANSE YOUR KEYS
A filthy keyboard is not only a health hazard, but it can also damage your keyboard completely. Make it a habit to sanitize your keyboard and track pad.
Cleanse your keys by turning it upside down to release any loose materials. Then, blow into it to remove any debris between the keys. The last step is to dip a cotton swab into rubbing alcohol and wipe your keys and track pad gently.
STRENGTHEN THE BATTERY
The battery is an essential part of any device. Take care of your computer or laptop’s battery by draining it at least once a month. Afterwards, you must allow it to have a full cycle before you use it again. For laptop users, unplug it and rely on the “stored battery life” to keep it working.
The act of draining and recharging helps to maximize its performance. When battery replacement is necessary, look for lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries as they have the greatest longevity.