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9 Best Practices To Protect Your Laptop From Damage

The axiom “prevention is the best medicine” holds true to extend the life of your laptop. You can avoid the most commonplace damages by investing in the right protective gear for your laptop. Thankfully, these safeguard accessories are quite affordable, and certainly much cheaper than the repairs they help prevent.

  1. Protect Your Laptop Screen

Screen protectors for phones have become standard accessories, but most laptop screens remain unprotected. One of the most common laptop repair requests is to fix a broken screen, and the cost of repair far outweighs the price of a generic screen guard. When applying the screen protector, be sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid creases and bubbles.

  1. Protect Your Laptop Keyboard

Not only will a keyboard skin shield the nooks and crannies of your keyboard from dust, but it will also help prevent catastrophic damage due to spills. Laptop keyboard skins are also much easier to clean than keyboards themselves by simply removing it, running it under water, and laying it out to dry. One final perk: your keys won’t wear down as quickly from the oil and friction from your fingers.

  1. Protect Your Laptop Exterior

Laptop skins really serve two purposes. First, to protect your laptop from scratches and superficial damage, and second, to add some personality to an otherwise boring exterior. Remember, ‘All work and no play, makes Mac a dull boy.’

  1. Protect Your Laptop Exterior- Supercharged

If you work in construction or any field of work that often takes you and your laptop outdoors, it is highly recommended to invest in a laptop hard case that attaches directly to your laptop. Also known as protective shells, you will be grateful for the added protection when you inevitably drop your laptop on the job site.

  1. Protect Your Laptop During Travel

These days, most people bring their laptops from work to home to school to coffee shops to… you get the point. This is why it is essential to choose a quality Laptop bag. There are endless options, from backpacks to briefcases to sleeves, but roomier options are favored to ensure you are not jamming in power cords, pens, and other accessories that may damage your laptop from within the bag.

  1. Protect Your Laptop From Overheating

Overheating may cause your battery, processor, and hard drive to crash. Your laptop is at increased risk of overheating if you often use your laptop on your lap or set it on your bed or couch. To lessen your risk without changing your habits, try using a lap tray or, better yet, a laptop cooling table.

  1. Protect Your Laptop From Loss

Another best practice is to frequently and consistently back up your data. There are multiple convenient options like the Cloud, pen drives, disks, external hard drives, and more. Nothing is worse than losing all your hard work or sentimental pictures and videos; avoid such loss by backing up your data.

  1. Protect Your Laptop From Theft

If at all possible, laptops should never be left in vehicles or unattended in any public setting. Yet, some situations may require you to step away from your laptop. It is recommended to utilize a laptop security cable and lock in those cases. Combination locks are often preferred over key locks so you don’t find yourself scrambling to find a key to lock or free your laptop. 

  1. Protect Your Laptop From Viruses

We have extensively discussed ways of protecting the outside of your laptop and would be amiss not to encourage you to protect the inner workings of your laptop as well. Beyond encouraging, you should absolutely install and maintain Antivirus software on your computer. It will help your computer run smoothly and prevent many a trip to your local computer repair shop.


Protecting your laptop from the get-go will not only save you money in the long run from repairs, but it will also save you time and stress. Both employees and students rely on their computers to get the job done and can certainly find themselves in a time crunch and under pressure if their laptop breaks or breaks down on them. You can save yourself the trouble by utilizing these best practices for protecting your laptop from damage.

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OriMaster 261
18:27 08 Jan 20
Very nice and helpful people, love the store atmosphere, and fair prices.... Overall a very pleasant experience!read more
Tracy cook
Tracy cook
00:29 03 Jan 20
So far, it hasn't been that great. I took a laptop in almost 2 weeks ago and... haven't heard back from them. When I went in to drop it off, it was like they were getting ready to go out of business. The young guy who took my laptop said he would call me and hasn't yet. I know that we have had 2 weeks of holidays, but other businesses are open again. He made sure he got my $45 first though. I'm surprised by all of this, because I've gotten great service when the father was there. In this guy's response, he says that he can't get a hold of me. What he fails to mention is that he wrote my number down wrong and didn't check his caller ID from when I called last Monday or when I left a message the week before. I left a message last week and he never called me back then either. When he did finally found my number, he chewed me out for everything. He never confirmed anything about the computer, yet acts like he did. So my number is not out of service, but I will not be a customer of theirs more
23:48 22 Oct 19
I went with a problem on my tablet and that is not something they are very... comfortable with but for computers that are used you should check it outread more
Carol Lyle
Carol Lyle
16:43 13 May 19
Am new to the area having problems with tower computer at the time. Was... advised to seek a locally owned business doing computer repair. I did and chose Community Computer Services in Alexandria, Ky. 41001. Did diagnostics as I was thinking problem with hard drive. Wasn't which was great price wise. Was able to clear out all viruses and malware. Saved my pictures and other personal folders and reloaded to computer. Also installed free virus and malware programs. Runs fast!! Also they gave me a week to use to see if incurred any problems. I did not!!! While taking care of tower computer explained how slow my laptop was. So brought it in. Was going to do diagnostics see what problem was. He told me it would be like a new computer. Advised me to use chrome. He saved my files and reloaded them so where I didn't lose anything. Also downloaded the free virus protection and malware. The laptop is brand new to me. It is fantastic!!!! So fast it has to wait on me. I would recommend anyone having computer problems to see Community Computer Services immediately. Very reasonable, courteous and explained things to me where I could understand. Excellent more
Sara housypart
Sara housypart
18:44 03 Apr 19
We took our mac into their store. It was running terrible. They were able to... make it run like it was new. I was surprised on how affordable it was. We will be going there from now on for all of our computer more
Steven Noble
Steven Noble
21:07 01 Apr 19
They did a great job fixing our laptops. We will be using them from now on.
Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore
23:45 31 Mar 19
We have used Community Computer Services for many years now. They do a great... job! The pricing is great as well. If you need a laptop or desktop repaired in Northern Kentucky, then these are your more
Piles Chevrolet
Piles Chevrolet
15:36 20 Feb 19
This is a great place to have your computer or laptop repaired. They are fast,... honest and stand behind their work. I wouldn't go any place else. I recommend everyone to use this company. They give you pricing right up front. D. Hensleyread more
Joe Geiman
Joe Geiman
03:30 25 Aug 18
Always had a great experience dealing with these guys. My computer is running... faster than it ever has after being repaired there. Would recommend them to more
Penelope Kolb
Penelope Kolb
15:03 22 Aug 18
Community Computer Services provides a great services at affordable prices.... Over the past 5 years I have had to replace lap top hardware and treat viruses. Every time the knowledgeable team at Community Computer Services has provided fast diagnostics with a menu of solutions for me to choose from. I highly recommend keeping your technology out of a landfill and going strong with the support of Community Computer more
B Bailey
B Bailey
01:20 22 Aug 18
I have received great service from these guys on more than one occasion. The... prices are excellent as well. They have taken very good care of me over the years. Thanks!read more
Daryl Mullins
Daryl Mullins
04:08 28 Jul 18
My computer quit working just as my wife was in the middle of using it for... Vacation Bible School last night. She was panicking. I began to look online and saw Community Computers near where I live. I checked the reviews and it had a great rating. I called this morning and explained my situation. I was told to bring my laptop in and he would see what he could do. When I took it in I also shared with him another issue I had been experiencing, my wireless connection was not working . He said he would really try to find out the issue so we would have it for Bible School. About 2 1/2 hours later he called to give the good news that the problem was just a bad cord. When picking it up he also told me he gave it a good checking over and tried to repair my non wireless connection for over an hour. He then told me instead of trying to go into the laptop to change a chip which could be costly, he sent me to Staples for a solution of a $30.00 wireless adapter. I was very impressed with my experience Community Computers. I would encourage anyone who has computer issues to check them out. You will not be disappointed. Also, the price I paid was very more
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