A Checklist for Laptop Repair Safety
It’s so easy to purchase new laptops these days, and with the abundance of cost-efficient alternatives available, it is easy to see why a laptop is considered more of a necessity rather than a luxury.
However, it’s inevitable that at some point, your laptop will need some kind of repair. When you send it in for a repair, be sure to prepare your laptop beforehand to make sure your data is secure.
Over time, we gather a lot of information on our computers and we can get careless about security when we are using it day to day. Take some time to check off each item on this list before you send your laptop in for a fix.
Laptop Repair Security Checklist
1. Remove files that have passwords for your bank accounts, your PIN, and other significant numbers and other details related to your financials that could put your account at risk
2. Clear your cache to remove your stored passwords for email, social networks, etc.
3. Delete pictures and other files that you don’t want anyone to see.
4. Backup all important information to a safe place so you don’t have to worry about it getting deleted or lost accidentally (You should do this on a regular basis in case your hard drive fails or gets corrupted).
When you send your laptop to us for repair, we guarantee the safety of your data and sensitive information. But it’s better to be safe than sorry – some laptop repairs may accidentally cause your information to be removed, despite the most professional efforts. Backing up your information from your laptop hard drive is crucially important. You can rest assured that your laptop is safe with us – we will take all these precautions regardless. But when it comes to the vital data on your laptop, a double-check is never a bad thing.