Tip of the Day: Taking Care of Your Laptop

For many, a laptop is still the preferred method of computing, so here are some tips to take care of your laptop and extend its life over the long term.

Do not overcharge your battery, as overcharging or leaving your laptop plugged in all the time with the battery on will actually reduce battery life over time.

Batteries were designed to be fully used and then recharged from time to time.

If you are not going to be mobile, remove the plug from time to time or, if your laptop is constantly on your desk, remove the battery.

De-fragment your hard drive, as over time, a computer’s disk can become fragmented, meaning data written by the computer is scattered all over your hard disk, which makes your drive work harder, reducing its lifespan as well as slowing it down.

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