5 Ways You’re Killing Your Laptop And How To Prevent It

By Kachi Ojieh Monday, June 19, 2017
Dell XPS
If you want to preserve the life span of your laptop, then avoid these 5 ways you're killing your laptop and follow the preventive measures listed.

#1.No Regular Maintenance

If you attach so much importance to your Laptop, I don’t see reasons why you shouldn’t perform regular maintenance on it. They may be portable and useful, but also needs to be taking care of. As you continue to save files on the hard drive, the files keeps increasing, and may result to errors or end up crashing due to negligence.

Do the right thing today – perform a backup and carry out maintenance on your laptop.

#2.Touching The Laptop Screen In A Way That Suggests You Really Want It To Get Damaged

There are touch screen laptops and non-touch screen laptops available today. The difference is that touch screen laptop allows users to interact directly with it by using single or multi-touch gestures on the screen with the help of the fingers while the non-touch uses a mouse.

Some years back, my laptop screen got damaged because of direct contact with it and I ended up spending N10,000 Naira to replace it. Always be careful when touching the screen of your computer, prevent dirty hands and rough handling. Not everybody will be able to afford a laptop with a gorilla glass screen so it’s important you safe guard it.

#3.Charging Your Laptop With Third-Party Chargers

One of the worst mistakes you can ever make is to consider using a third-party charger to power your laptop. Avoid it like a plague because at the long run, your laptop battery life span may diminish quicker than expected.
Also, note that each laptop has different amperage and voltage (which converts into wattage) specified by the manufacturer to be used with it and neglecting the instruction can lead to the battery getting fried like a chicken (*literally!) or exploding (*didn’t mean to scare you).

The best thing to do is to charge your laptop with the charger shipped with it when it was bought.

#4.Blocking Airflow Through The Bottom And Side Vents On The Laptop

There are several ways users can limit the air flow through the vents of the laptop whose main function is to allow air pass through it. They include putting the laptop on the lap thereby blocking the bottom vents, allowing dust to accumulate inside the computer which will affect its performance, and physically damaging the vents.


You can get a laptop stand or use a table to prevent blocking the ventilation.

#5.Charging The Laptop While Placed Inside Its Bag

To be honest, many people are guilty of this including me but we just have to stop doing it.

When charging your laptop, it may be fairly hot due to power being delivered to it. This is the major reason you should avoid putting it inside its bag while still plugged in. One thing that can happen while doing this is the laptop plug getting twisted and eventually breaking; which could have been easily prevented if you didn’t put it in a confined space.

Treat your laptop fine and it will serve you.

For the latest technology news and mobile reviews, follow Techisbae on Twitter and Facebook.
Dell XPS
If you want to preserve the life span of your laptop, then avoid these 5 ways you're killing your laptop and follow the preventive measures listed.

#1.No Regular Maintenance

If you attach so much importance to your Laptop, I don’t see reasons why you shouldn’t perform regular maintenance on it. They may be portable and useful, but also needs to be taking care of. As you continue to save files on the hard drive, the files keeps increasing, and may result to errors or end up crashing due to negligence.

Do the right thing today – perform a backup and carry out maintenance on your laptop.

#2.Touching The Laptop Screen In A Way That Suggests You Really Want It To Get Damaged

There are touch screen laptops and non-touch screen laptops available today. The difference is that touch screen laptop allows users to interact directly with it by using single or multi-touch gestures on the screen with the help of the fingers while the non-touch uses a mouse.

Some years back, my laptop screen got damaged because of direct contact with it and I ended up spending N10,000 Naira to replace it. Always be careful when touching the screen of your computer, prevent dirty hands and rough handling. Not everybody will be able to afford a laptop with a gorilla glass screen so it’s important you safe guard it.

#3.Charging Your Laptop With Third-Party Chargers

One of the worst mistakes you can ever make is to consider using a third-party charger to power your laptop. Avoid it like a plague because at the long run, your laptop battery life span may diminish quicker than expected.
Also, note that each laptop has different amperage and voltage (which converts into wattage) specified by the manufacturer to be used with it and neglecting the instruction can lead to the battery getting fried like a chicken (*literally!) or exploding (*didn’t mean to scare you).

The best thing to do is to charge your laptop with the charger shipped with it when it was bought.

#4.Blocking Airflow Through The Bottom And Side Vents On The Laptop

There are several ways users can limit the air flow through the vents of the laptop whose main function is to allow air pass through it. They include putting the laptop on the lap thereby blocking the bottom vents, allowing dust to accumulate inside the computer which will affect its performance, and physically damaging the vents.


You can get a laptop stand or use a table to prevent blocking the ventilation.

#5.Charging The Laptop While Placed Inside Its Bag

To be honest, many people are guilty of this including me but we just have to stop doing it.

When charging your laptop, it may be fairly hot due to power being delivered to it. This is the major reason you should avoid putting it inside its bag while still plugged in. One thing that can happen while doing this is the laptop plug getting twisted and eventually breaking; which could have been easily prevented if you didn’t put it in a confined space.

Treat your laptop fine and it will serve you.

For the latest technology news and mobile reviews, follow Techisbae on Twitter and Facebook.
Kachi Ojieh
Kachi Ojieh

"Tech Is Before Anything Else since 2017". Kachi Ojieh is the CEO and Founder of Tech Is Bae. An enthusiastic blogger with the heart to unify all tech lovers across the globe. Currently working to make sure readers keep coming back for more.

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  1. THE ARTICLE WAS VERY IN FORMATIVE. USING AND CHARGING YOUR LAPTOP IS IT ABLE TO HARM THE LIFE OF YOUR LAPTOP?

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