Computers are staple in the modern person’s life. In the morning, we wake up and check our social media accounts, as well as traffic updates. At work, we communicate via emails and use computer programs to do our jobs. During lunch, we can order food online. When we get home, we browse online or play games to pass time before going to sleep.
The point is, computers have become an essential part of our daily lives. And although these equipment are resilient, we still need to be proactive in taking care of them. We all know the usual ways of protecting our PCs, such as keeping beverage away. We also use AVR in the Philippines to regulate the voltage level and avoid damaging the computer. However, there are other ways to take care of our computers.
Here are some of the ways you can protect and take care of your computer:
Wipe it Clean. We have a tendency to multitask while on the computer, and unfortunately, the ‘other tasks’ include eating. As a result, muck and grime gets stuck in the keyboard keys and on the mouse. Aside from refraining from touching your computer after or during eating, make sure to wipe it with a clean cloth from time to time.
Keep Magnets Away. Some computer models can be damaged thoroughly by magnets. Powerful magnets are actually capable of erasing a laptop’s harddrive!
Don’t Be Rough. Obviously, you shouldn’t be throwing your computer or any part of it. You shouldn’t be too rough with external devices as well – for instance, plugging a USB or external hard drive carelessly can damage the internal components.
Use Surge Protectors. A surge protector power strip doesn’t only let you plug multiple components in one outlet, it also protects your computer from power surges.
Defrag Your Computer. Don’t forget, you need to take care of your computer from the inside as well! Defrag your computer to improve its performance. This is like picking up pieces of data that are scattered in your hard drive and putting them back together.
Scan for Viruses. Part of protecting your computer from the inside is scanning your PC with an anti-virus/anti-spyware. It will not only protect your files from being corrupted, it will also protect you from possible hacking.
Declutter. Delete unimportant files and uninstall programs you no longer need. The computer can only store a limited amount of data and cause it to run slowly or even crash.
Back Up Data. Let’s face it, computers are bound to fail you sometimes, even for unknown reasons. Back up your data in case something happens to your PC so you won’t lose all your files.
Keep it Away from Windows. Make sure your computer is stored in a place where it is not subject to weather damage.
For the most part your computer should be running quite well on its own. The only thing you have to worry about not having control over are sudden power outages, which can damage your computer if it happens too often! Protect your computer from unexpected surging and fluctuating of electricity by using an Automatic Voltage Regulator – why not try one from Meiji?