You really should have your computer serviced regularly, at least once a year. You wouldn’t expect your car or your central heating boiler to carry on indefinitely without a bit of a tune up and a service. Your computer is no different. I know it has no visible moving parts, but underneath its calm exterior it’s a very busy and active little machine. Think a swan or a duck – all serene on the surface, but working madly out of sight. That’s your faithful computer.
The problem with not servicing it is that it’ll reduce its lifespan, and it can tend to overheat, and that’ll mean that it’ll burn out. Not literally burst into flames, but die nonetheless. And really, if you’re computer’s dead, does it matter if it has gone out with a bang or a whimper?
You can service your computer yourself, but unless you are technical, I recommend that you do not. And if you do, be aware that you’re doing so at your own risk. Far better to get your local computer repair technician to do it.
The first thing he or she will do is to clean inside the computer.