7.) Be careful moving your laptop while it is turned on. Your laptop's hard drive has round disks called “platters” inside that spin at over 5000 revolutions per minute. One accidental bump or drop can cause the platters to make contact with other internal components, ruining the hard drive.
Take care of your laptop and you will both have a happy life together.
Based in Norman, OK, Dave Moore has been an independent computer service technician since 1984. He also teaches computer security workshops to public and private organizations. He can be reached at (405)919-9901 or www.davemoorecomputers.com.