Notebooks have portability as their main positive point, but, despite all the practicality and mobility they offer, there are some peculiarities in the use of laptops that can be harmful for their useful life. Therefore, it is interesting to look for alternatives to the types of use to avoid problems in the future.
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The practices that can be adopted are simple and do not require any investment. Thinking about it, TechTudo gathered some common actions in the use of notebooks that can be avoided to keep the device running in good condition.
Using the notebook on your lap
This is perhaps one of the most common practices of those who use a notebook, after all this is where the term “laptop” comes from, which refers to this type of use (just as desktop means desktop computer). Anyone who has the habit of using the device so close to them can see how much these devices heat up during use. This happens mainly in ultrabooks, which, to keep the design thinner, end up compromising the air flow of the device.
When using the computer on your lap, it is worth noting that your body is not blocking the device’s air vents, as overheating the components can lead to loss of performance. If you play on the notebook, it is even more important to ensure that your computer is in a position that allows the cooling system to work at its full capacity.
2. Always keep the notebook plugged in
Although battery technology has already evolved considerably, there are some procedures that can help notebooks maintain a healthier energy system. It is interesting that, at least once a month, you use the computer unplugged until it is completely discharged. This helps in the preservation and calibration of the charge sensor, thus inhibiting the state in which the batteries no longer support the standard autonomy of their charge, something quite common.
3. Transport the connected notebook
When you just close the notebook without shutting down, the hardware continues to function. If the device uses traditional HD, any excessive beating or chatter can lead to disk malfunction. With this you may end up having an error in the data recording, which can result in a failure in the operating system or even corrupt one of the files that may be playing. It is also worth avoiding moving your notebook too much during use. If this is unavoidable, it is interesting to replace your hard drive with an SSD .
Press the notebook screen
Unless you have a touchscreen device, pressing displays that are not prepared for this type of interaction can result in panel damage. In addition to spots on the screen, a slightly stronger touch can cause the monitor to experience more serious flaws. In some cases, it may even be necessary to replace the panel.
Use a font that is not appropriate
Many devices have sources with identical connectors, however, they work with a specific voltage for each case. Thus, using a source that was not indicated by the manufacturer can cause serious problems for your notebook, including the possibility of burning the device’s battery.
When using a universal power supply, which is no longer highly recommended, it is worth noting that, in addition to the proper connector, the power supply allows the voltage to be adjusted to specifically meet the requirements of your device.
Leave the notebook in the car
This tip applies mainly to users who live in very hot places. If the heat is too strong, cars tend to get very hot, and leaving a laptop inside the vehicle in these situations can lead to serious problems – especially if the device is on. The high temperature and the lack of ventilation, combined with the heat produced by the computer itself are capable of overheating the components. Devices with simpler housings may even deform, depending on the position or if they have a heavy object above