Do’s and Don’ts for Laptop Care
 

  • Do – protect your laptop when it is not docked at work or at home with a proper laptop bag.  Many departments may have Office Supply funds to purchase laptop bags.  Typically, the cost can run from $15 to $50.  Accidental damage or breakage is not covered under the warranty.
     

  • Don’t spray cleaning liquids directly on the device.  Spray onto the cloth, then wipe the computer.
     

  • Do – keep the screen clean with a soft non-abrasive cloth.  And use alcohol or other disinfecting cloth to clean the keyboard.
     

  • Don’t leave your laptop in your car. In addition to the possibility of theft, temperatures inside a car can be damaging to your laptop.  In the wintertime, even in a bag, LCD screens can freeze and shatter.  In the summertime, a closed car or trunk can overheat and damage components.
     

  • Do power off your laptop before putting in a bag; even a sleeping computer generates heat and can easily overheat the bag and damage components.
     

  • Don’t use your laptop on a squishy surfaces such as beds, or pillows. The soft surface can block air vents and lead to overheating.
     

  • Do keep food and liquids away from your laptop.

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