Computer Care and Maintenance

      • Keep liquids away from your laptop. Having  your coffee next to your laptop while you work is convenient but accidents can happen all too easily.
      • Keep food away from your laptop. Crumbs can cause damage
      • Try to keep your work machine in a clean and relatively dust free area.
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      • Your screen can be cleaned with a facial tissue or microfiber cloth and mild glass cleaner (please don’t spray cleaners directly onto your laptop)
      • Your keyboard can be kept clean by wiping it down with a microfiber or other soft cloth.
    • Protected the laptop display. When you close your laptop make sure there is nothing laying on the keyboard.
    • Be careful not to roll your chair over the power cable or network cables.
    • Be sure to plug accessory devices into their proper slots
    • Don’t expose your laptop to rapid temperature changes. For instance if the laptop is left in a car overnight, please don’t turn it on immediately. Let the machine get to room temperature and then power it on.
    • Any available updates will be deployed via Self-Service.
      • Please update your laptop and or desktop in a timely manner to keep your desktops/laptops operating at full capacity.
    • Save all your work on Google Drive through the Chrome browser.
      • To move existing files to Google Drive
        • On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
        • Open or create a folder.
        • To upload files and folders, drag them into the Google Drive folder.
    • If your machine is running slow please run Magic Computer Fix which is available in Self Service. Magic Computer Fix will reboot your machine so please make sure to save your work prior to running Magic Fix.
    • Keep the trash bin empty. If left unemptied, a substantial amount of disk space can be occupied.
    • If you have any issues with your computer or the classrooms infrastructure (i.e. network ports, printers, phones, Ip Speakers, Clocks, Projectors and workstations). Please submit a trouble ticket or call us at (509) 836-8411 our technicians will be more than happy to assist.