In today’s economy it is important to remember the little things, especially when they could end up costing big bucks when they break. I’m talking about your tech toys – Computers, Phones, Routers, Televisions, Etc. What we need to keep in mind here is these toys can last a very long time if they are properly taken care of but one thing is for sure, they will always eventually break down.
So what can you do when your “tech toys” break down? In this article I’m going to give you a few examples of ways you can protect your tech toys and what to do when that dreaded day comes that everything just quits working.
The first thing a person should always have ample supply of is compressed air. These little cans of “duster” can add months and sometimes years to anything that has a power supply. What many people don’t realize is that most devices have many little computer chips in them that need to have power and even more need to be cooled down. When the power supply on the device gets too hot it will send the wrong amounts of power to the device which will eventually cause catastophic failure. In many situations the easiest thing to do is simply use your can of dusters about once every two months and spray all the dust off the fans and open holes in the device.
Another must have for anyone who owns a piece of technology is a cool environment. As I mentioned before, every piece of equitment that has computer chips in it needs to stay as cool as possible in order to avoid over heating. When your devices are in places of extreme heat they will not last long. Sometimes it’s not possible to always be in a cool room so I would suggest keeping a small portable fan around to keep a constant airflow on the device to avoid the ambient temperature going above the manufacturers recommendations.
I hope these tips help someone out there get the most of their treasured devices. Just remember if you ever need any tech tips or advice you can always call the SimpleTechGuy for free!