Five Things You Shouldn’t do with a Laptop

Almost everyone may have caught himself or herself doing one of the things being described in the following lines. You should avoid these situations whenever possible. It is mostly bad for your laptop, but it can be bad for your health, too.

1. Drinking While Working on the Laptop

Laptop users must have all done this at least once, but why should you avoid doing this? Simple. You will put your cup next to the laptop, dig deep in your work or thought, then your phone rings or someone calls your name and you suddenly move, and one moment later, the content of your cup will find its way to your keyboard. When this happens, the next step will be to take your laptop for repair, thereby wasting a substantial amount of money.

2. Leaving your laptop in a car

Whether it is in the hot or dry season, your car is just not a place you should leave a laptop in, not because there is a risk of a robbery, but because of ‘car temperature’. If it is on a hot day, the temperature in your car may rise up to 70 degrees centigrade. This will cause the laptop case to melt. On the other side, if it is a cold day with temperature about 15 or 20 degrees below zero, there is a good chance of your monitor cracking. So you should be very careful about leaving your laptop in a car. Fixing a monitor is expensive, and sometimes it is just cheaper to buy new laptop.

3. Don’t leave CD/DVD in drive while carrying laptop

As we all know, a laptop is meant to be carried around in a bag or something similar. While carrying a laptop, there is always the possibility that you will kick it, tumble it, and if there is a CD or DVD in the drive, it can get jammed, and you will have to fix it with so much money. It is not very expensive to do this, but why take a chance. It is not so hard to take the disk out of the drive, is it?

4. Be cautious while cleaning your screen

Don’t use chemical cleaners like window cleaners. Soaked rag will do the trick. If you have to use chemical cleaner, don’t spray it over a screen. Spray it on a rag, and then clean.

5. Don’t keep a laptop on your lap

Although its name suggests it belongs in your lap, but that is actually the last place you should keep it. There are two good reasons for this.

First: If you are planning to have children, often using your laptop this way may reduce your chances of making your plan a reality. Besides, some say it can cause cancer. When on your body, electromagnetic field of the laptop can get four times stronger than that of the smartphone and equal to the EMF of a power line of 230 kilovolts from 15 metres away.

Second: If you are not so interested in your own health, using a laptop this way can be harmful for your laptop, too. Holding a laptop in your lap simply means preventing it from cooling. For the same reason, it is not recommended to keep a laptop on your bed, not only because of cooling problems, but there is also a dust issue.

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