How to take care of your laptop?
It would seem that a portable computer is not a hardware that needs special care, and it just enough to not fire it, do not flood it or throw it away so it will not crash. Unfortunately, the realities are different, and laptop repair data confirm this. How to care for a laptop to serve well for as long as possible?
What are the most common equipment defects for Poles? PCDOC PCDOC reports that about 23% of reported cases are for power supplies. These are usually mechanical damage to the plugs and cables, although there are also electronic failures. Nearly all of the hard disk failures (~ 18%) and cooling systems (~ 17%) occur. About 12% of cases involve malfunction of laptops.
In the case of orders accepted by the service as many as 40% concerned damage to BGA connections. Next on the list are slot damage (15%), dies (8%), hinges and chassis breaks (5%) and flooding (5%). The remaining 27% include damage to keyboards, optical drives, tapes and signal wires, processor sockets and memory banks.
So it is easy to guess that many of the above mentioned faults would never have occurred if the owners of the laptops simply did not care. Although the quality of notebooks, unfortunately, is not always the way it should be, but in most cases the visit to the site is due to negligence or casual user care and usually costs a lot.
How to take care of your laptop – safe transport. When moving your laptop, it is a good idea to close the latch to reduce the risk of damage to the sensor when accidentally hitting the obstacle. If your notebook is equipped with a classic hard drive without a fall sensor and no built-in shock absorber, it’s a good idea to put your computer to sleep and resume work when it arrives at your destination.
Of course, sometimes even the best anti-shock protection will not be able to park the HDD heads in time, so moving a laptop from a HDD always involves the risk of damaging the storage and data loss. If your notebook goes to sleep after the cover is closed, remember to take sleep (usually a few seconds) and do not immediately lift your laptop.
When carrying your laptop, hold it with both hands. Cornering may cause excessive stress and eventually result in damage to the BGA connection. You must not lift your notebook by holding it only by the latch. I am writing about this because I could personally see that there are people who can handle the computer in this way.
If you often take a laptop with you, you might want to invest in a dedicated backpack or bag with a shock absorber and shock absorber, or at least a case. Wearing a computer and other items without additional protection can lead not only to scratching the enclosure, but also to damaging the die if the foreign body, enclosure, flood, or contamination of the cooling system (such as paprika) is damaged.