Laptop Care

Tips for avoiding damage to your laptop:

  • Shut down, hibernate or put the computer in standby before moving it. Not doing so may damage the hard drive and result in a loss of data.  Leaving it powered up, can also cause the computer to run hot.
  • 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 cause the display to crack. Subtle damage to the pixels may also occur. Excessive weight, such as books, may cause compression and damage to the LCD.
  • Do not leave the computer in a parked car during hot summer or cold winter conditions. Extreme temperatures (below 41 degrees or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit) may result in damages to the laptop case and internal components.
  • Keep liquids away from the laptop.  Liquid spills cause damage to the electronic 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 and then fail.