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Is your computer about to kick the bucket? 5 signs you shouldn’t ignore

Is your computer about to kick the bucket? 5 signs you shouldn’t ignore

I don’t have to tell you that electronic gadgets don’t last forever. I’m sure you’ve had at least one computer die on you in the past – either from old age, parts failure or some other damage.

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I can’t help you with disasters like dumping a big ol’ cup of coffee into your laptop, but when it comes to old age and parts failure, you’re in luck. Usually, a computer will give signs that something is wrong, if you know what to look – and listen – for. That gives you time to fix it before everything falls apart.

Speaking of which, even if you’re a superstar at detecting computer problems, you still should have your data backed up. You never know when your computer will die without warning, or too fast to save.

On my computers, I use Carbonite. True it’s an advertiser on my show, but I was a fan even before that. It’s saved my files several times over the years.

Not only is it dead simple to use – you just set it and forget it – it keeps your files in a secure, remote location so even a local natural disaster can’t hurt your data. Plus, you can view and download your backed up files no matter where you – even on a smartphone or tablet.

Click here to learn more about what Carbonite can do for you. And when you decide to buy, enter promo code KIM to get two bonus months of service.

With that commercial out of the way, let’s get back to the signs of a dying computer.

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