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Computer maintenance

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Going to bed at the end of a hard day hoping you’ll feel better in the morning is the human equivalent of turning your computer off and on again in hope that it will fix an error. Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the time, it works. But eventually there comes that one thing where a simple restart doesn’t solve anything, and you have to acknowledge that the problem is more serious.

Just remember, you don’t have to replace your computer when this happens! Bring it to the right person who knows how this stuff works, and with a little elbow grease, you can can get it working just like new! Then, until that next problem, remember to continue regular maintenance to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and your computer will be in absolute tip-top shape. Don’t have too many tabs open at any given time, give it a break when it overheats, and learn to recognize the signs of an imminent crash.

We wouldn’t want it to burn out now, would we?

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