Laptop Care for Students
Rules all of us should
heavy books on the laptop
it by its screen is a bad idea, hold it at its base
leave it in a car. Rapid temperature changes can damage it. Never turn on a
super cold laptop! Wait until it comes to room temperature
to never shut papers or other items between the screen and the
eat or drink while using it, and make sure your hands are
patient and don’t yank out flash drives, learn to properly shut down to avoid
hard drive damage
your laptop in a school approved laptop bag
leave your laptop running on a blanket, bed, or soft surface. It will overheat.
Turn it upside down to let heat escape on carpeting or other soft
insurance for the laptop, especially the first year. Check with your homeowners
insurance to see if it is covered or purchase laptop insurance through the
should never be carried in a backpack with other school items. Get a cool laptop
sleeve with a carrying strap.
leave it anywhere unattended. Lock it up before you take off for practice or
a password you will remember on it, and NEVER give a friend a
free anti theft software on your laptop in case it does wander off. One great
tool is .
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your name on it with tape, or a neat luggage tag. Put your name on the charging
cord, and zip tie each piece of the cord together. Always have your cord in your
your laptop to school fully charged each day.
your serial number and model number with MJHS, in case there is ever any
confusion whose it is.
you decide to put a skin on your laptop make sure it passes the school code and
AUP for appropriateness. This applies to desktop backgrounds and screensavers
take your laptop home every day. Don’t leave it at school in your
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