Laptops are great and they make our lives much easier. You can send a mail, design graphics, write a book, watch movies and do several other things on your portable computer. Sometimes we forget that laptops are fragile and can easily get damaged. Then we’re left with only one choice, to sell laptop for parts.


Here are 10 most common ways to damage a laptop, and how to prevent it.


  1. Do not open your laptop from the sides: opening your laptop from the sides can cause the hinges to get damaged. It will not happen immediately, but after several openings, it will start to affect the hinges and the lid.
  2. Always make sure you clean your laptop: dirt and dust can affect the functionality of your laptop. If your laptop is filled with dust, it becomes harder for the cooling fan to work as it should.
  3. Avoid Spillage from fluids: we can sometimes be absent minded and allow fluids like water or morning coffee to spill on our laptops. This should be avoided as this fluids can find their way into the motherboard and affect the wires in few months. Whenever you have something spill on your laptop, make sure you instantly shut it down and remove the battery. Then take it to the service center for cleaning.
  4. Do not carry your laptop uncovered: do not move around with your laptop without protecting case. Keeping your laptop protected when traveling. It will help save it from accidental falls, spillage or potential cracks.
  5. Do not overcharge your laptop: avoid leaving your laptop plugged in power supply when I is fully charged. Also, avoid using your laptop plugged in power supply when it is fully charged. This action may not cause an instant problem, but regular occurrence will damage your battery on the long run.
  6. Avoid installation of untrusted programs: Not every fancy software you see is good for your laptop. Some fancy programs will harm your system and completely damage it. There are several mischievous programs online, avoid unusual downloading of these unknown programs.
  7. Update your antivirus regularly: an antivirus is a software created to help protect your system from destruction from viruses. You need to update your antivirus regularly, as an outmoded antivirus will mean that your laptop is susceptible to the latest types of viruses. Also, failure to update your antivirus makes it easier for hackers to hack into your laptop.
  8. Do not use liquid to clean your laptop: you might not have seen it before, but certain people use liquids to clean their laptops. Liquid of any form should not be used to clean your laptop, rather you should use a dry cloth to wipe your laptop clean when the need arises.
  9. Avoid throwing your laptop: never throw your laptop, regardless of the surface you are throwing it on. Some people throw their laptops, especially on the bed and this should be avoided. The laptop is fragile and it could get damaged if thrown. When you need to put your laptop somewhere, gently place it down to avoid damaging it.
  10. Do not block your laptop fan: laptops have a small fan inside that helps to prevent it from overheating. Make sure you find the location of the fan in your laptop and avoid blocking it when using your laptop. Blocking the fan will result in overheating and this can make the laptop to shut down and cause major damage.