Computers and laptops are easily becoming part of our lives today. Like any other machine, they also require maintenance. Maintenance is needed so that we prevent breakages and thus repairs. Repairing a computer is always pesky since it requires a lot of money and time. Furthermore, buying new computer parts to replace the old can also drain you financially. Therefore, computer maintenance is essential in ensuring that your machine runs in the best way for a long period.
Some of the bad practices you should stop to save your laptop battery include:
- Do not charge your phone using your laptop’s battery.
Doing this reduces your battery’s power storage capacity within a short time. This further reduces the life span of your battery to not less than three months.
- Do not charge your battery up to 100%.
According to speakev.com, every time you charge your laptop to 100% and use it to 0%, you use a power cycle. Batteries are made in a way such that when they are used for a certain number of cycles, their power storage capacity automatically reduces. It is therefore a good habit to charge your battery to a maximum of 80%. It helps to save your battery since it takes longer to reach the maximum power cycle.
Hardware maintenance is of utmost importance in any machine. This is because the hardware is the primary component of any machine. In the case of a computer, some of the hardware maintenance practices you should conduct include:
- Removing dust.
Accumulation of dust in your machine retards its performance significantly. For instance, your fans may not work properly making your computer heat significantly. To come around this, you need to remove all these dust and spider webs from your computer. The best method to use is by using the blow-dry machine. It is easily accessible and also affordable. We prefer this machine because it blows out air with much pressure and thus guarantees a significant removal of dust.
- Cross-checking to ensure that all the components are present
You should always ensure that nothing is missing. This practice helps you to save on costs and also repairs. It is always a good habit to have a substitute for the essential components in your computer.
- Upgrading the hardware
There are many ways of making your computer faster but the most convenient is upgrading your hardware. Some of the computer programs require a lot of RAM. For this, there is no shortcut. You will need to add more RAM to your computer. Upgrading your hardware does not only make your computer robust and powerful but is also a good maintenance practice.
- Screening and scanning programs before use
Many malicious software programs such the I Love You Virus have caused great havoc throughout the years. These programs can harm your computer and render it useless. It is therefore a good computer maintenance practice to scan different software programs before running them on your computer.
There are many ways of doing this. For android devices, there is play protect. For windows computers, there is a windows defender. Just make sure that you have yours running and if not, then you will need to upgrade your operating system.
- Bonus tip
Maintaining your computer is cool but you come first. Sometime you might need to spend some extra time behind your screen and here are some tips to prevent eye damage from prolonged computer use