Although laptops are designed to withstand a considerable amount of wear and tear, they do sustain damage. In a matter of weeks, for example, a brand new laptop could end up scuffed and scratched. If it sustains anything more than cosmetic damage, you may need to turn to a reputable laptop repair shop to keep using it. Whether you just bought a new laptop or you’ll be purchasing one soon, here's what you should know about keeping it in optimal condition.
How to Clean a Laptop
To clean an LCD screen, start by spraying it with compressed air to eliminate dust, dirt, and grime. Then, mix equal parts white vinegar and distilled water and pour it into a spray bottle. Apply it to the screen in a fine mist, and wipe it off with a soft rag. To eliminate smudges between cleanings, wipe the screen gently with a microfiber cloth.
As for cleaning the keyboard and mouse, start by disconnecting the battery. Spray some canned air onto the keys to dislodge any crumbs or debris. If there are sticky particles, use a small brush to scrape them off. Then, vacuum up the mess. Finish by wiping cotton swabs that have been dampened with rubbing alcohol over the keys.
How to Protect a Laptop From Nicks & Scratches
The most effective way to prevent scratches on your laptop is by applying a screen protector, which is a thin film of plastic that adheres directly to the LCD surface.
However, if you choose not to use a screen protector, you can prevent scratches by storing the laptop in a sturdy carrying case when it’s not in use. Also, avoid touching or rubbing the screen with sharp or abrasive objects when using or cleaning it.
If your laptop ends up damaged despite your best efforts to protect it, turn to Alpha Laser Richmond in Staten Island, NY. Since 1993, this laptop repair shop has been serving customers throughout all five boroughs, as well as those in Long Island and Westchester. An independent shop, they're equipped to work on virtually all brands. In addition to laptop repairs, they will assist with all your printing needs. To learn more about the many services they provide, visit their website and follow them on Facebook. To talk to a member of their team, call (718) 317-1263.