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Laptop Care and Maintenance
« on: January 08, 2008, 02:38:09 PM »
Herez a thread I created after seeing Penthomez shout-out about his dying-battery.
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 02:39:40 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 02:41:18 PM »
also I think itz okay to learn from this forum:


 08.11.05, 07:51                        #1
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Taking care of laptop.
Okay, this is my first laptop so I would like to know some tips and guideline on how to protect my laptop and taking care of it.

What problems usually occur on a laptop?

What should I take note on the laptop in order to increase its lifespan and performance.

What happen if there is dust enter inside ur laptop and how to prevent it?

What should I do to secure laptop.

and any other related guidelines are appreciated.

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Old 08.11.05, 09:21                     #2
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"What problems usually occur on a laptop?"

Most of my troubles have been somehow mechanical - due to excessive moving about and such. Cable crimp, loose screws, scratches, etc. Or hardware problems caused by the occasional bump. (My video card is acting up). Peripherals - anything that attaches to the laptop - have had a rough time: wireless network card, USB mouse cable, power cable. I am about to buy my third power cable - it keeps crimping right at the socket.


"What should I take note on the laptop in order to increase its lifespan and performance."

MAKE SURE YOU KEEP IT UNDER WARRANTY. I wish I had done that.

"What happen if there is dust enter inside ur laptop and how to prevent it?"

I've never done much about this.

"What should I do to secure laptop."

Never, ever let it more than six inches from you in public.
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Old 08.11.05, 09:55                     #3
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The warranty thing is a must, one which lasts till you get a new one ..... any laptop out of last 5 hasn't stand without maintenance for more than 4 months . Have tried to lighten the dust problem by compressed air to the fans. Most of my problems have been hardware failures due to "overuse" or something, have managed without too bad bumps. Best way to keep it running good is to keep it away from Windows.
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Old 08.11.05, 14:11                     #4
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Always keep your battery charged and plug the laptop in if there is a receptacle nearby. Batteries have a relatively short lifespan, so the less you use it, the better.
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Old 08.11.05, 14:16                     #5
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Using a vacuum occasionally will help prevent dust accumulation.
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Old 08.11.05, 15:07                     #6
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Using a vacuum occasionally will help prevent dust accumulation.
well then how are u going to dissipate the heat???
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Old 08.11.05, 20:58                     #7
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hit the fans with a vacuum to suck out the dust.

I guess just keep care to not throw it around.

and get a security cable to lock it up.
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Old 08.11.05, 22:34                     #8
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when i bought mine the salesperson told me to keep the materlial that was between the screen and keyboard to protect the screen.... i lost it though
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Old 08.16.05, 13:17                     #9
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My friends told me that the more time u let your computer on, the longer its life.. Is this true? Does this apply to laptop also?
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My friends told me that the more time u let your computer on, the longer its life.. Is this true? Does this apply to laptop also?
Been thinking about this quite a bit .... own empirical evidence suggests that it applies (or that the life isn't significantly shortened), I run 2 laptops 24/7 and don't seem to have any more problems or a shorter lifespan than with other workstations (and with workstations would definitely argue longer ... no thermal transients etc. prolongs).
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 02:55:37 PM »
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 05:07:54 PM »
Great thanks to a great mind like mustay. I find this useful and interesting.
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 07:39:27 PM »
o guy me self guilty of mis-handling, so I thought I should share with u
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 07:43:09 PM »
I read new age newspaper yesterday and there was also a tip that u shouldn't place it near radi0-active devices as well as the type of cloth used to clean the laptop.

Also, there was a strict warning against any drop of water on the System.

New-Age's website isn't of much help otherwise, I would've posted it here :-\
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 08:55:29 PM »
Man, after 4 years the process don dey outdated jare, my laptop dey suffer pass. :D
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 09:03:14 PM »
ur battery ko?

u could purchase another ;) :-\
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 02:56:25 AM »
Send me the money now? LoL? nor mind me, i dey take to your advice big time. 2008 fo sure.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008, 11:55:21 AM »
yeah! ;)
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2008, 01:20:14 PM »
Another thing about batteries is the config e.g. NiMH, NiCD, Lithium batteries are the best, i think.
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2008, 02:40:10 PM »
I don't even know the one wey i dey use.

i go check under the laptop sha
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2008, 03:18:46 PM »
How long your battery dey last on full load?
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2008, 12:35:38 AM »
E DON LOW 4 D PAST FEW WEEKS . ..LIKE 20 MINS FOR FULL BATTERY :o :o :o

BUT AFTER THESE TIPS, I CON DISCHARGE AM. NOW NA LIKE 50 MINS . ..


U KNOW SAY D LAPPY NA US product so. . .
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2008, 08:12:26 AM »
Mustay u sure say u no go need UPS for this kind laptop wey u de use?

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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2008, 09:26:00 AM »
haba!

ki lo de?

why is't then a laptop?


Generally, most US made products have weak batteries.

eg ma land telephone is wicked cos when nepa strikes, it dies immediately compared to the other one i have
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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2008, 11:03:19 AM »
we are still saying the same thing

U know it was designed for places where the power supply is stable

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Re: Laptop Care and Maintenance
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2008, 11:50:18 PM »
How come I never saw this till now?
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2008, 05:01:42 PM »
OLODO.


FROM JANUARY TO NOVEMBER.


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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2008, 08:27:11 PM »
No be u go hide am?

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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2008, 04:43:12 PM »
u think say e resemble ur "I NO DEy" thread ni/

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