Computers seem so fragile and fickle when being observed by an inexperienced eye. Small slip ups can make for big damaged that might result in lost data or serve damage to your computer. You may be something every time you use your computer that damaged it without even knowing. Educating yourself on potential risks and preventative measures will keep you from doing anything negligent or unintentional that may damage your PC. Here are some tips to get you started.
Preventative Measures –
When you leave your computer for the time being, whether it be for work or at home, always be sure to shut it off if you don’t plan on using it soon after. Shutting your computer down allows the hard drive to install important updates and save all of the data that created while working. You should always shut your computer off if you plan on moving it or taking it somewhere else. If your computer has recently been damaged or if you just want to run diagnostics on an elusive problem, you should seek out commercial electronics repair services that will fix any problem you may have. When using a computer, make sure that the fans are on a hard and smooth surface to maximize airflow. Without proper cooling, your computer may overheat.
When cleaning a computer, or any piece of electronic equipment for that matter, always be sure that you are using specialized wipes. It should go without saying, but avoid using water at all costs. Water will fry the motherboard if it comes in contact with it while the computer is on. Do not use any kind of cleaner like Windex or 409 to clean your screen off; it may very well damage your screen. You should also avoid keeping your computer in an excessively hot or cold environment for too long.