Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:56 AM
So how is the new laptop?
I hope you are enjoying it.
A couple of tips, always use it on a hard surface to allow for good dairflow under it.
Do not place beverages where they could spill into the keyboard. The liquid will flow into the computers insides.
I have a special coffee cup that is twice as wide on the bottom as on the top to aid in stability so it won't fall over.
Most coffee cups are narrow on the bottom and wide on top, less stable.
My water bottle always has the cap on when I'm not drinking from it and so on.
Need a soda? Use only bottles and put the lid back on unless actually drinking from it.
I've seen way to many people ruin a decent laptop when they spilled water, coffee, soda, wine or milk into it.
Next tip: Do not carry the laptop around with the AC Adapter plugged into it. That makes it too easy to bang the plug and damage the power connection inside of the laptop. This would of course include being sure it is unplugged when putting the laptop into a carrying case. Only pull the power plug straight out of the laptop and by grasping the plug itself and not the wire. Pulling on the wire will eventually dame the connection inside of the plug.
Be sure the Black brick in the middle of the AC adapter is supported since you do not want it pulling on the plug.
I mention these since these are things I've seen people do that caused problems.
Something else I will mention. Laptops come with trial versions of Antivirus. Do not let it expire without renewing or replacing it. MAny infected systems I've seen had expired Antivirus software.
Webcam equipped? Shut the Lid when not using it, just in case something does get into it.
Good Luck and many years of happy computing
Edited by rotor123, 17 February 2012 - 12:00 PM.
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