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Basic Laptop Care

  • Keep liquids away from your laptop
  • Keep food away from your laptop
  • Always have clean hands when using your laptop
  • Protect the laptop screen
  • Hold and life the laptop by its base, not by the screen
  • Don't pull on or stress the power cord
  • Do not expose your laptop to rapid temperature changes
  • Do not leave your laptop in a car
  • Do not place heavy objects, such as books, on top of your laptop
  • Use and store in a well-ventilated area
  • Try to keep the laptop on a flat, clean service
  • Do not use your laptop on a pillow or bed

Clean LCD Screen

  • If your screen is dusty, use a clean, soft, lint-free cloth to wipe it gently. Do not use a paper towel, as it may scratch the screen's surface.
  • If your screen needs more than a dry wipe, use a solution that is 50% water, 50% isopropyl alcohol with a soft, lint-free cloth. Alternatively, you may use cleaners that specifically state they can be used with LCD monitors.
  • Always moisten the cloth first and then wipe the LCD in one motion, from top to bottom.

Clean Keyboard and Mouse

  • Use compressed air to blow out any dust or debris from your keyboard.