Did you ever take the laptop out of the bag, and it was super-hot?We always carry laptops with us. The standard is to slot it in with other items into a bag, suitcase, rucksack etc.
This is of course a normal procedure.
When this happens, we are not aware of the problems coming with this.
The laptop is in the bag coming with me and I’m on the tube or in a crowded place and as I’m trying to get to the other side of the crowd the bag is notched. I am not aware of this and when I got to work the laptop had a damaged screen. Often, after the flight same issue arises. The laptop is crushed by the weight in the Cargo area.
The most damaging moments for laptop in transport are shocks while on the go. Then this damages the LCD but more often the hard drive is affected.
As this occurs the laptop is not able to work anymore at normal speed or in worst case scenario the laptop just won’t boot anymore to the operating system.
This made scientist to come up with SSD (solid-state drive). The invention removed the movable parts from an HDD and works based on chips as storage. Sounds perfect at first look! But let’s don’t fool ourselves here.
The SSD has a controller chip (the boss) when this chip decides not to work anymore, in most cases the data cannot be recovered. This chip holds the encryption key. This is the key to opening the data on the storage readable for the user.
In just a few words I would like to express the need for service of the laptop that you own.
This applies to all brands of computers: Mac or PC.
If the laptop is used 24/7 the result of build up micro dust particles is normal.
In 6-8 months it is strongly advised to get your laptop checked. The cost of cleaning is around 1 to 2 hours of labour in usual case.
If you don’t service the laptop there will soon be no air flow in the laptop and the fan will start to be very loud.
Most of us know this situation, as the laptop gets older the speed is not there anymore. At some point the laptop just stops working.
Most of us are driving on daily basis. Can you imagine if you never changed or added engine oil to the car, and never took the car to the garage?
I guess that is why we got introduced the servicing and MOT. So why we are not doing this for the tool – which is often doing most for us?
You are forced to buy a new laptop around 18 months. After servicing in most cases the laptop is still in good performance and no need to purchase a new one.
Lets try to save the planet instead of emptying our own pockets.