11 Things Destroying Your Computer

11 Things Destroying Your Computer Slowly. Your computer makes your life easier, but can you say that you give it back the same way?

Seemingly insignificant things, like forgetting unplugging your headphones, can slowly kill your electronic friend. Today we will talk about the most common mistakes in PC care.

1. Connecting the laptop to a power source the wrong way: If you’re like me, you probably think it doesn’t really matter which end of the charger you plug in first.

You’re wrong. Never plug it into an outlet without first plugging something into the other end. If you do this, the power supply may simply burn out, or in a worst case scenario, it may damage the motherboard.

Always start by connecting the laptop to the charger, then the plug to the outlet and only then turn on the power.

2. Be impatient when turning on or restarting your PC: After the welcome message is displayed, your PC still needs some time to fully power up. Impatience puts too much pressure on your computer that it cannot handle, causing the operating system to freeze and distort data.

If the computer still runs slowly after a few minutes, check the list of startup programs.

11 Things Destroying Your Computer

3. Using a tee and extension cord instead of a power strip: Power surges or unexpected power outages can cause not only instant data loss, but also processor burnout. It’s not just the network that is to blame for power surges. Lightning pulses can also be transmitted through cables and even telephone wires.

The build-up of static electricity is also a potential hazard. To protect yourself and minimize all risks, you should use a power strip instead of the usual tee or extension cord. It will allow you to turn off the power supply in times of strong power drops. For the same reason, don’t keep your PC constantly connected.

4. Placing the system unit too close to the wall, furniture, and home décor: If you have an old-school computer, you should be faced with the question “where do I put that stack?” question. It is quite large and many people prefer to take it somewhere far away where it cannot be seen. When you do, you forget the rule of free access to ventilation. Airflow is often blocked by a wall, curtains, or other interior items. Remember, your computer needs an effective cooling system. Otherwise, you risk overheating and function interruption.

Make sure that nothing prevents access to air and that the ventilation opening is not blocked.

11 Things Destroying Your Computer

5. Not paying enough attention to your software: To keep your operating system running smoothly for years to come, give it the treatment it deserves. Keep track of what you are installing. Avoid unnecessary programs.

 Clean the registry frequently and remove temporary files and various duplicates.

 Use only original drivers that are fully compatible with your computer, if possible.

 Periodically scan for viruses and delete suspicious files.

6. Transporting your laptop into sleep or hibernation mode: Before you put the laptop in its case and go somewhere, make sure it is in off mode. Sleep and hibernation are only good when you’re using the device at home and you don’t like constantly waiting for the system to fully boot (although it’s worth doing every now and then).

Sleep and hibernate modes are not recommended for carrying a laptop because laptops does not handle active movement well. Only movie characters can use them on the back of a motorcycle while fleeing from enemies. It can lead to serious software and hardware damage, in real life.

11 Things Destroying Your Computer

7. Exposing the screen to direct sunlight: One thing that your laptop and computer both have in common is that they hate the Sun. Obviously, it can cause problems with overheating, and its rays can slowly, but surely, kill your display. So if you keep your gadgets close to the window or in direct sunlight, be prepared to say goodbye to a bright and saturated picture in the near future.

8. Mangling the cords: What do the cables and power cords of your laptop look like?

If they’re all twisted and bent or wrapped around something to keep them bundled, don’t

expect them to serve you a long time. Sharp edges, even on plastic objects, easily cut into the cords and ruin them. Bending does the same thing. So the best you can do is either bundle the cord over itself or the power adapter. And, make sure all cables are attached to the motherboard and don’t hang loose every time you turn the computer off and on.

11 Things Destroying Your Computer

9. Keeping your laptop too hot: Heat is your laptop’s worst enemy, so keep your gadget cool on a flat and firm surface. If the air vent is found within the lower a part of the laptop, just a flat table won’t be enough for support. Get yourself a further cooling system employing a special stand with small built-in fans.

You’ll extend the lifespan of your laptop and keep it quiet, in this way.

10. Using a cheap replacement power supply: When your power supply burns or gets lost,

don’t go for a cheaper version to save money. It’s really important that you simply use an ingenious power supply that’s fully suited to your laptop model!

If you ignore this rule, you’ll give your battery and even the motherboard a very hard time.

11. Keeping too many gadgets plugged in: Whenever it’s possible, turn off the sound, keyboard backlight, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi if you can work offline. It seems like something insignificant, but actually affects your laptop battery performance. Another thing that can help is disconnecting the wireless mouse, flash drives, headphones, and external hard drives.

All gadgets absorb energy even when turned off.

Do you know of the other things that appear harmless but actually damage your PC? Please let us know.

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