Laptop Care

Tips for avoiding damage to your laptop:

  • Shut down, hibernate or put the computer in standby before moving it.  The laptop can also run hot when stuffed into a bookbag and not powered down.
  • Transport laptops in individual, well-cushioned bags. Do not put books on top of the computer.
  • Do not pick up a laptop by the display (LCD). This can cause hinges to weaken and could crack the display. Subtle damage to the pixels may also occur. Excessive weight in a bookbag such as large textbooks, may cause compression when being transported and cause damage to the LCD or other internal electronics.
  • Do not leave the computer in a parked car during hot summer or cold winter conditions. Extreme temperartures (below 41 degrees or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit) may result in damage to the laptop case and internal components.
  • Liquids and electronics do not mix well, so keep liquids away from the laptop. Liquid spills damage the internal components, the keyboard, and may possibly cause electrical shock.
  • Do not pick up the laptop by the palm rest or a corner. Doing so may cause the system board to flex then fail.
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