Should I Put Stickers On My Laptop? A Comprehensive Guide

by John Sanderson
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Everybody knows that laptops can get pretty hot, so naturally, when a laptop gets too hot you might think to yourself, “put stickers on it!”. But what about if your laptop is still under warranty? Should you put the stickers on the heat-sensitive part of your laptop? Put them on your keyboard or LCD screen? Is Will putting stickers on my laptop void my warranty? And most importantly, are these stickers better than removing the heat from my laptop with a cooling pad? We’re here to answer all those questions and more. So let’s take a look at some ways to cool down your laptop without using any stickers.

Should I Put Stickers On My Laptop?
If you can still return your laptop under warranty, then putting stickers on your laptop is probably a bad idea.
Long Answer: It depends on the type of stickers that you plan to put on your laptop. If you put stickers on your laptop’s heat-sensitive part (i.e. the LCD screen or keyboard), it may cause damage to your laptop and void your warranty. On the other hand, if you put stickers on a hard surface (like a cooling pad), they won’t do much damage to the computer itself, but they might make it harder for the computer to cool down properly and shorten its lifespan. So if you want to keep your warranty intact and keep your computer in one piece, avoid putting stickers on any part of it.

How To Put stickers On Your Laptop?

1. Clean your laptop’s surface with a soft cloth.

2. Stick the sticker on the heat-sensitive part of your laptop (i.e. the LCD screen or keyboard).

3. Put the sticker on a hard surface (like a cooling pad).

4. Leave it for as long as possible until it cools down naturally or you can take it off with some pressure from your fingers and then leave it to cool down again on its own, or take it off with some more pressure and put more stickers on top of the previous ones if you want to cover up any marks left by removing them, etc.

5. If you want to remove all of the stickers, clean your laptop’s surface again with a soft cloth and then put another sticker on that same heat-sensitive part of your laptop to cover up any marks left by removing them, etc.

The pros and cons of putting stickers on your laptop

pros :

you can use your laptop while the sticker is on it.
it’s easy to remove stickers when they get dirty.
you can put more stickers on top of the previous ones if you want to cover up any marks left by removing them, etc.

cons :

your warranty may be voided if you put stickers on your laptop’s heat-sensitive part (i.e. the LCD screen or keyboard).
stickers can get dirty and leave marks on your laptop if they are not removed properly, so they are harder to clean than a cooling pad.
the stickers may make it harder for your laptop to cool down properly and shorten its lifespan.

How To Take Care Of Your Laptop

1. Make sure that you have the latest version of your laptop’s operating system installed on it. For example, if you bought your laptop in 2012, make sure that you’re using the latest version of Windows 7.

2. Unplug any devices that are not being used and don’t need to be connected to your laptop (e.g. speakers, headphones, external hard drives, etc.

3. Unplug the charger if it is not being used and doesn’t need to be connected to your laptop (e.g. extra battery chargers).

4. If you have a lot of programs running in the background (e.g. multiple tabs for different websites or different games), close them down one by one until only one is open at a time so that your computer does not overheat because of all those programs running in the background simultaneously and using up all its resources (CPU/RAM).

5. If your computer’s fan gets really loud and is making a lot of noise while it’s on or while it’s idle, try turning it down or turning it off altogether so that you can avoid overheating and damage to your computer (i.e., fans are usually designed to run at high speeds when running an
an intensive task like playing games or editing photos/videos).

6. Open up the lid so that some fresh air can flow into the interior part of the computer case and avoid overheating within it (i e., heat will rise up through the vents, especially if you’re using the computer while it’s on and the cooling fan is running).

7. If your laptop has a lot of programs running in the background, close down one by one until only one is open at a time so that your computer doesn’t overheat because of all those programs running in the background simultaneously and using up all its resources (CPU/RAM).

8. If you don’t use your laptop for a long time, make sure that you have its lid closed properly to avoid dust accumulating on its interior parts (i.e., laptops are usually designed to automatically eject their hard drives when not being used for a long time so that they don’t get dusty inside).

9. Try to avoid using laptops in places where there is a lot of dust or dirt because they are more likely to accumulate dust and dirt than desktop computers because they have more vents and openings for air circulation.

10. If your laptop’s battery is getting low on charge or it has been unplugged from the charger for a long time, try charging it up again or plugging it back into the charger as soon as possible so that it does not run out of charge before you can use it again (i e., most laptop batteries do
not last very long once they have been fully discharged).

11. If your laptop has a lot of programs running in the background, close down one by one until only one is open at a time so that your computer doesn’t overheat because of all those programs running in the background simultaneously and using up all its resources (CPU/RAM).

12. If you are using your laptop on the floor, try to place it on a table or desk with some space below the table so that the computer’s fans do not get blocked by other things on the floor (i.e., most laptops have fans that blow air out through vents located on their bottoms).

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you want to cool down your laptop without using stickers, you can simply turn off your laptop for about five minutes and let it sit still for about five minutes (or until the heat dissipates). You can also try turning off all programs and running them through a restart before letting the computer sit idle again for five minutes before turning everything back on again.