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Laptop Repair Checklist

A Checklist for Laptop Repair Safety

laptop repair 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.

 

Computer Repair: Keep Your Laptop Running Smoothly

computer repair long islandIf you’re like most of us, your laptop is one of the most important things you own – especially if you use it for work. When you need a computer repair, it can bring your life to a complete halt. If you do need a quick, inexpensive fix, call Gadget Rx at 516-379-7979 – we know computer issues are all-too-common, and we offer professional solutions at a great rate.

But there are some preventative measures you can take to be sure your laptop stays in working order. Keep these essential tips in mind to avoid common issues.

1. Remove dust and debris. Dust and other debris accumulating on your keyboard can get into your computer’s vents, causing issues in how your laptop operates. Be sure to clean it regularly.

2. Keep it cool. Overheating is a major problem that can cause a complete melt-down of your hard drive. To prevent overheating, keep your laptop in a cool place and avoid storing it in excessive heat (like your car).

3. Avoid graphic-intense programs. Unless your computer is specifically made for gaming, watching movies or playing games constantly can heat up the graphic chip, which can eventually detach. If you want to use your laptop for gaming, invest in a laptop that’s created for it.

Tips like these will help your computer stay running up to speed as best as possible. If you need a fix, call Gadget Rx at 516-379-7979 today.

 

The Great Laptop Debate

182macPcMac or PC? It’s a common debate that happens every day – and never seems to be resolved. If you use a PC, working on a friend’s Macbook seems like learning a new language, and vice versa. So is there really a “better” option? Faisal Alani, the content editor of Computer Weekly, recently spoke about the differences, pros and cons of each design. Here are some of the key points.

TWO METHODS, ONE RESULT
The major difference between a Mac and a PC is that they use two different ways of “thinking” – whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, you’ll end up with the same final result. However, the way you get there is drastically different depending on which you prefer, which is why it tends to be very difficult to switch over.

OPTIONS AND SECURITY
It’s true that Macs very rarely suffer malware and other virus issues that are more common with PCs. However, with a Mac, your laptop options are limited to just a few models, which fits with the brand’s “less is more” approach. With a PC, you’re able to choose from a variety of brands like Acer, Asus, Compaq, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, all of which offer many different models to help you find one that fits your needs.

CONSIDER YOUR LAPTOP NEEDS
So many people seem to end up on one side of the debate without truly considering their personal needs when it comes to their computer. Macs have gained a “trendy” reputation, but if you are simply checking email and browsing the web, you probably don’t need to spend the money for a Mac. The majority of creative professionals prefer Macs because there are certain applications that cannot run on PCs; however, there are PCs that can perform the same tasks in a different way.

The bottom line? There will probably never be an end to the great laptop debate, until something totally different comes along. For now, consider your individual needs and what you’ll be using the computer for to make your laptop choice.

Sources: How Stuff Works Computer Weekly