Proper care of hardware is important & it can help provide years of hardware reliability

8 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your PC — We all want our computers to last forever, but if yours seem to die before their time, your habits could be to blame. Here’s some behavior to avoid. Nothing lasts forever—especially tech—but your computer can last you quite a few years if you treat it well.  Here are some of the worst things you can do to a PC without even realizing you’re doing anything wrong.

1. Leaving Your Laptop on a Plush Surface (keep fans clear & working to avoid overheating)
2. Letting Dirt, Dust, and Liquids Run Wild (careful cleaning needed)
3. Handling Your Laptop Carelessly (always treat gently)
4. Mismanaging Your Old Battery (use AC power often & replace if old)
5. Disregarding Electrical Safety (use surge protectors)
6. Stressing the Cables and Ports (be gentle & careful with plugged items)
7. Wasting Time on Unnecessary Maintenance (Registry cleaners, etc)
8. Browsing the Web Unprotected (limited or no AntiVirus or other security protection)