Best PC Tuneup Info

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					?Best PC tuneup or laptop repair is simple. Just follow these tips. Take care of your
laptop battery and ensure that it will be ready to work properly when you need it most.
Some general tips for laptop care from include: avoid extreme
temperatures, dont leave a laptop outside in cold weather or leave it in a hot car. Cold
batteries cant create very much power and hot batteries will discharge very quickly.
Use electrical power when available to keep battery charged. Dont let your laptop go
for long periods of time without using the battery.
1. Smaller Is Better
Consider an ultraportable or thin-and-light rather than a desktop replacement laptop.
Smaller displays use less power. Going with a hard drive that runs at 4200rpm uses
less power than a hard drive running at 540
2. Power Control
Use as little power as possible by adjusting laptop settings. Use the Power Options to
set to the laptop to go inactive after a set amount of time. Set adjustments so that the
display goes off first, then hard the hard drive stay active a bit longer and store the
system contents to the RAM.
3. Turn Down the Lights
Adjust the display brightness to a lower setting, make sure you can view the screen
without squinting. You can also adjust the brightness of the display to suit the
conditions you are working in.
4. Watch Your Battery Use
Keep an eye on your battery consumption and know how much power you have
remaining. Use the battery power icon on the system tray or you can purchase
batteries which have LED gauges on the outside of the battery itself.
5. Charging It Up
Whenever you have access to a power source, charge the battery. Before you leave on
any trips, fully charge the batteries, especially if you dont know where or when you
might have access to any electrical outlets.
6. Get Another Battery
Some laptops are capable of running with two batteries. If you cannot run two
batteries, check with the manufacturer to see if there are high capacity batteries
available. External batteries can also be used to extend operating time.
7. Drain the Battery
The first time you use your laptop with battery power, allow the laptop battery to
completely discharge. Do this at least twice and dont try to charge the battery when it
is half discharged.
8. Clean Batteries
Keep the battery and its connections clean and free of debris. Clean your battery
terminals on a regular basis using a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol on the tip.
9. CMOS Battery Check-Up
The backup battery is a CMOS battery which is a secondary battery to power the
clock and can drain a main battery if it is dead. Check with your User Manual or
manufacturers web site for the location of the CMOS battery and where to get a
10. Turning It Off
Dont run programs or devices that you arent using. Remove PC cards and turn off
Wi-Fi software. Using your laptop to watch movies or play games will drain the
battery quickly as well.