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This Just In: Don't Vomit on Your Laptop

Some of us treat laptops like tanks, but that hard, plastic casing can only stand up to so much punishment. And if you've ever had the misfortune of paying for a laptop repair, you know the fix doesn't come cheap.

CNET News wrote about computer repair company MicroReplay's list of the most common ways people send their laptops to the grave. According to the list, liquid on the keyboard is the number one computer killer. (Here's how to salvage a spill.) Some of the others are a bit more... unique, such as punching a laptop (cost to repair: $1,000). It's also a bad idea to throw up on said device is also a bad idea (or at least to divulge those details), as the folks doing the repairs likely won't touch your bodily fluids. For those airline pilots out there, don't store your laptop under your seat. One pilot, attempting to readjust his seat, crushed his laptop to the tune of $800.

Lesson learned, right? A laptop isn't built to withstand lots of abuse. Try this: Treat your laptop like a baby. Hold it tight, be gentle, and whatever you do, don't drop it or spill hot coffee on it. If you follow those simple guidelines, you're doing better than most. [From: CNET News]

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