Monday, November 17, 2014

Keep Your Laptop Healthy With These Tips

By Chima Michael Oleru

After all, now that you have a computer, you have to work to keep it healthy. Sure, there are individuals who maintain their PC’s on regular basis. However you do not need me to inform you that such persons are exceptions, not the rule. So for all those of us that have to be on our computers on a regular basis, how can we make sure that our computer systems are working optimally? That is where computer tips come in.

All of us want our computer systems to work at the speed of light. One important aspect that requires you to apply laptop health tips is in ensuring that your laptop does not grow to be unnecessarily slow. Keeping your laptop healthy contributes to giving it a long life. You can be sure that your computer remains quick by running Scandisk and Defrag – computer utilities which are used to make your laptop faster.

It is not just your body that needs health tips. Your laptop does too! Even with the several gadgets we tag along on our person each day, we still have the faithful laptop we fall back on. Life without a pc is surely unimaginable and for some simply impossible. But then there was a time when meals, clothing and shelter were the only requirements that man had. Fast-forward to present, and we have got one more necessity to add to that list - Say hello to the friendly neighbourhood computer.
The use of Scandisk is to seek out and correct errors on the hard disk of a computer. Defrag performs the task of identifying and defragmenting files that have been saved throughout the disk at the moment ensures that they are reorganized in a steady order. Defrag helps free up space in which new information can now be stored. Both Scandisk and Defrag must be carried out recurrently to ensure that your laptop's hard disk is both error-free and not overloaded.

Laptops are used frequently, misused often, and expensive to replace. However, the following easy steps and tips will help ensure that your laptop lasts as long as you have a use for it, requires less maintenance and remains at top speed.

Using your laptop on the bed: While at home, on your bed, you enjoy using your laptop for a number of things such as video chat or watching a movie. You are killing your laptop slowly. Repeated use of a laptop on the bed will cause the fans to suck up the dust and debris in the bed. This ultimately blocks the fan situated under or by the side of the laptop.

Placing items on your laptop: Leaving objects, or materials can push the LCD screen into the keyboard, and will eventually damage it. Also, the CD-ROM Drive insert will be squished and, eventually, will break.

Clean your hands before use of laptop: Clean hands make it easier to use your laptop touchpad and there will be less risk of leaving dirt and other stains on the computer. In addition, if you clean your hands before you use the laptop, you will reduce wear and tear on the coating caused by contact with sweat and small particles that can act upon the laptop's exterior.

Have an active antivirus: Having an effective antivirus software available is the best defense against any virus. Even if you know what you download, it could still contain a virus. If you choose not to have antivirus software you run the risk of a circuit error or software problem in your system. The virus may also slow down the system operations and performance.

Clean exhaust fan regularly: Use an old toothbrush to clean the area around the exhaust fan screen. Using your laptop over a long period of time will attract dirt around your keyboard and fan. If that gets plugged up, airflow is diminished and overheating can occur. So often use an old toothbrush to clean.