Top Ways to Keep Your Devices Up and Running

Though it is possible for you to repair your Trimble device yourself, it would be better to avoid doing it at all. Professional repairs on special devices can cost money. That is why you’ll want to take special care of any high-tech device that you buy.

Here are some of the tips you should keep in mind to ensure that your devices stay in good working condition.

An Eye on the Temperature

The first thing you need to remember is that devices can be very sensitive to temperature. Most of them are okay at room temperatures but when it gets to the extreme, whether hot or cold, they will have problems. That is why you don’t leave your device inside your car during the winter or summer. When you get back, your device will most likely be displaying some signs of damage.

If you must leave it in the car, then you should put it away from the sun and you should hurry back as quickly as possible. It would also help if you turn it off. Before turning it on again, wait until it returns to normal temperature.

Keep It Clean

Mobile devices work best if they are not covered in grime and dust. Always keep your device clean or at least place a cover on it to avoid the dirt buildup. Additionally, wipe it down regularly so that it looks as good as new.

Cleaning ensures that your devices won’t attract bacteria. If left alone, dirt or any particles will attract bugs that can crawl into your device. The particles can also seep into the device, eventually ruining it.

Don’t Overcharge

low battery smartphone

Though it can be tempting to leave your device charging until you need it, that is actually a bad idea. Your device’s battery can only hold its limit and adding more causes problems for it; therefore, shortening battery life. If you really need to keep it fully charged, unplug it and plug it in again at 80 percent charge. This keeps it at a good level without overcharging. Overcharging also presents the risk of the battery exploding, so avoid that, too.

Avoid Water

Water is the bane of all electronic devices. That is why if you are going to be near water, it is best to keep your device away. Don’t believe it when a device says waterproof; it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even beverages can be a danger to your device. Place a lid on them or keep your devices away.

There is also the invisible danger of humidity. Water might condense inside your device when the air is too humid. It’s not that much of a problem in some areas, but people should be aware of humidity since it wears down electronic components faster.

Invest in a Case

If you are prone to accidents, then a case is a good choice. Even if you are not, there are times when you will drop your device. If that happens, you don’t want to have it hit head-on. Some cushioning can go a long way to ensuring that your device won’t completely shatter on contact with the floor.

Proper care for your electronic devices ensures that they will be working for many years. Remember the tips above and you’ll end up just taking your gadgets to the repair center occasionally.

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“Right now, computers make our lives easier. They do work for us in fractions of a second that would take us hours. […] As things progress, they’ll be doing more and more for us.”
Steve Jobs
co-founder of Apple Inc. and founder of NeXT
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