Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 In this video, Mahalo expert Sean Hewitt provides some safe practice tips to ensure you maintain your computer properly and don't damage it. A Few Computer Hardware Tips --------------------------------------------------------------------- It's always nice to install new hardware in your computer to make it run faster, but it's a good idea to follow these best practices so you don't damage your computer in the process. To open your case and access its internal components, remove the screws along the back outer edge. Some cases come with thumb screws that can be removed with your bare hands. Other cases require you to use a screwdriver. You'll need a non-magnetic screwdriver if such is the case. When the screws are removed you can either slide the entire cover off the top of the unit or slide each side off individually. Use an ESD (electrostatic discharge) wrist strap connected to an anti-static mat to ground yourself and keep from shocking any of the electronic components inside the computer case. Even the slightest unintended shock can completely fry one of the many processing chips and cause great harm, requiring you to possibly replace many parts. Also, when handling the hardware components, you'll want to grab them by the edges to avoid your fingers touching any of the important electronic chips located on them. Use an air can to blow out any dust that has accumulated inside your computer. You'll definitely want to make sure you clear out the dust from the power supply, because it always attracts dust. One thing you'll definitely want to be wary of is the power supply. Even after you completely unplug it, the power supply (along with the monitor) still holds a charge. So, you don't want to stick any metal objects into it and accidentally shock yourself. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/computer-hardware-tips-fix-your-slow-pc/
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