Avoid Hot Keys

Laptop on lap

Is this one of your computer habits? The very worst place to work with your laptop is on your lap! Besides giving you “laptop thigh,” this can cause serious overheating and shutdown issues.

Is this one of your computer habits? The very worst place to work with your laptop is on your lap! Besides giving you “laptop thigh,” this can cause serious overheating and shutdown issues, because the exhaust port for the heatsink fan gets plugged up with lint and dust. Working with the unit on the carpet or blanket is the worst offender, especially if pets like cats and dogs also use the same area. I’m a pet lover; my wife and I have five cats. But I do not work on my notebook where I know a lot of pet hair and dander accumulates.

Working with a notetop on your lap without something sturdy underneath is a computer killer, not to mention the uncomfortable heat build up in the lap area. That’s all I’m gonna say about that. Just don’t do it. When excessive heat builds up, it causes the processors to run hotter. They become less efficient, and if the heat is not dissipated, one or more of the processors will fail. Replacing the motherboard is the only cure at that point. Unfortunately, that usually comes with a heavy price tag. It’s better to invest in an inexpensive “laptop desk” or notebook cooling base.

Klaus-Jürgen Helmut Füchsel

Klaus-Jürgen Helmut Füchsel

Klaus-Jürgen Helmut Füchsel of Warrenton, Virginia, known to many as “Dok Klaus”, passed away peacefully at home with his family on May 13, 2024, after 3 and a half years of battling brain cancer. Klaus was born on May 5th, 1960, in West Berlin, Germany to Heinz...

Update

Update

Windows 8.1 is no longer supported: bring in your computer for possible updates.

Please fill out the form below and click submit.

Contact Information

Call Us

540-428-2376

Email Us

solutions@dokklaus.com

Chat On Facebook

Office Hours

Monday – Friday  9am – 5pm
Saturday  9am – 12pm

 

Outside business hours

By appointment only

Address

335 Waterloo St
Warrenton, VA 20186

Please note that the office entrance from the front parking lot is on the LEFT side of the house.

Dok's Office
dok klaus
We would like to invite you to vote for us for Best of Fauquier 2024. Please click vote (category: Business & Personal Professional Services,Computer/Technology Support)VOTE