Buying a new device every two to three years is quite expensive and often an unnecessary pleasure. Fortunately, extending the life of your laptop is easy and simple.
A laptop needs maintenance just like a car. And this directly affects its service life.
Before we jump straight to the tips, we should note that there is no exact rule on how to extend the life of a laptop. The reason for this is not only that laptops can vary technologically, but also that people tend to use them for a whole bunch of different tasks in completely different ways.
However, there are three important factors that determine how long your laptop will last you:
- The hardware of the device
- What do you use your laptop for?
- How do you maintain and repair it
For example, to avoid damage to voltage-sensitive components during voltage surges, we advise you to use a mains filter – fuse. However, make sure you don’t overdo it.
So: How can we extend the life of the laptop with a little effort?
Clean the components regularly.
Notebook computer components may become hot or cold while using the device. The constant expansion and contraction of the metal causes wear. After all, after many uses, these parts can get damaged. This is a completely normal thing.
However, you can slow this down by regularly cleaning your laptop with compressed air, blowing out the keyboard and vents. However, this method can cause some debris to get even deeper into your laptop, so it’s best to disassemble the device and clean it thoroughly from the inside.
Don’t panic: What to do if you spill water on your laptop
The most important thing in this case is not to panic and not to take rash actions
Do not eat or drink near the laptop
Spilled drinks and food crumbs and other debris are dangerously damaging to your laptop. You should be aware that all the necessary components are located under the keyboard, so if particles of food or water get into it, they can become unusable. Don’t forget to take your lunch or coffee break away from your workplace if you want to keep your device clean and healthy.
Clean the memory regularly
While deleting unwanted apps and files won’t necessarily increase the life of your laptop, it can make it run faster. The performance of your laptop can be improved and the amount of heat generated by the processor will be reduced.
Properly charge and discharge your laptop
On average, laptop batteries are said to last around 300-500 charges, but this number can vary. The battery life of your device depends a lot on how you use your laptop and the age of the battery itself. Your battery will likely last longer if you follow these tips:
- Don’t leave your laptop on all the time.
- Decrease screen brightness.
- Keep a minimum number of open tabs in your browser.
- Don’t leave too many programs open at the same time.
- Use headphones instead of laptop speakers.
- Make sure you use a cooling pad.