All products have their own limited lifespan before they expire and become redundant. This applies to all technological gadgets including your PC. When the time comes, you will soon notice the usual symptoms of your PC’s declining ‘health’ like humming sounds from the motors, slower functioning speeds, and frequent pop-up ads when surfing the internet.
These issues can easily be prevented with proper care and usage and knowing factors that can potentially harm your PC system in the long run – whether it is the one you’re currently using or a newly purchased set. Give it a little attention and your PC will last longer and run smoother for your benefit.
And it is not too late to start! Below are some common mistakes that can harm your PC and laptop and what can you do to overcome them:
PC Ventilation Deficiency
One of the main issues that can cause your PC to malfunction is overheating. It often drains your laptop’s battery and your system will function slower than usual. The main culprit: wrong PC and laptop placement. Even though fans and air vents are included in all PCs for ventilation, a common mistake of placing your PC against the wall will obstruct warm air from flowing out and cool air from coming in. Laptop owners, on the other hand, tend to place their device on their lap or bed – a similar case of lacking ventilation.
Dust accumulation is another factor that can cause your PC and laptop to overheat. By placing your device on the floor, tiny particles will get sucked up through the air vents and slowly produce a layer of dust. In time, these layers will become thick enough to block up the airway and create overheating in the system. You would be surprised if you were to see the variety of dirt collected inside your PC. For example, dust, pet hairs and sand particles among other culprits.
With laptop manufacturers’ recent trend in designing a built-in battery, you must take care of the battery pack. Continuously plugging your charging adapter to your laptop, even when it is 100 percent charged, will eventually drain the battery juice way before it is due.
Any physical damage will not be good to your PC or laptop. All hard drives are prone to permanent damage. Any hard knocks by dropping or hitting against any hard material will create damaging effects internally with loosening wires and cables.
Failure to Upgrade Software
Software issues do not affect the mortality of your PC and laptop. They do, however, slow down your device, displaying regular pop-ups and are vulnerable to malicious cyber-attacks.
The importance of IT maintenance
Regular IT maintenance is as necessary as it is crucial in keeping your system functioning at its optimum performance and free from errors. Unwanted glitches and important documents stored on your PC and laptop are vulnerable to data loss if nothing is done to improve your device’s life expectancy. The experienced IT support team from Global ITN can assist by conducting regular IT maintenance and health checks, enabling you to avoid unnecessary costs and delays that can affect your company’s productivity.
What Global ITN offers:
- Regular health checks across a broad range of IT systems and applications.
- These include health checks in the following areas:
- Server estate
- 24/7 call centre with timely and efficient response