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How to Protect Laptop in Backpack?

How to Protect Laptop in Backpack?
How to Protect Laptop in Backpack

How to Protect Laptop in Backpack? 

The laptop is the most important device that one can have. Laptops are used inside homes and also used while traveling place to place. While traveling people use mostly laptop backpack, so students, boys, and girls use a backpack for laptop.

Laptop backpacks are in the trending but you should take some precaution to prevent damage to the laptop in a backpack.

One of our regular readers asked,

How to keep your laptop protected in a backpack?

You should keep your laptop flat in a backpack, do not put sharp objects in the bag, a laptop must be turned off, laptops sleeves protect the laptop in a backpack, these are the few methods that will keep your laptop protected in a backpack. You must carry the laptop bag carefully while traveling.

In this article, our editors have explained in detail the best methods that will help you keep your laptop protected in a bag while you travel. Before going into the details, let me explain the damages that can be caused in a laptop backpack.

The backpack can cause damage to a laptop in different ways.

How backpack damages laptop?

a backpack can damage the laptop in different ways:

1) damaged screen:

 The screen of the laptops is a sensitive part of the laptop that affected instantly. Any object in the laptop like a pencil pen or anything causes cracking of the screen of the laptop. You should always use the preventive measures to avoid cracking of laptop screen.

2) Data loss:

Laptop in backpack cause shaking when you are running or walking fast, if your laptop contains hard disk then shaking can damage hard disk and data can lose due to shaking of the backpack.

3) High humidity:

All backpacks are not the rain resistant or water resistant so in raining weather humidity increase in the backpack, cause increased humidity in laptop. I have just posted a detailed guide on ways to protect your laptop from humidity.

4) Potentially crushed:

Overload in a backpack with books copies or other files cause damage of laptop. Packing a laptop in an already filled backpack is a quick way to potentially crash the laptop.

5) Overheating:

leaving your laptop turn on cause overheating of laptop and its battery drains down. Make sure to put it in sleep mode or turn off mode.

How to Protect Laptop in Backpack? 

There are some ways to carry a laptop in a backpack when you are traveling. Follow these methods to keep your laptop protected in a backpack.

Turn off laptop

One should keep the laptop turned off when putting it into the backpack. If you are going out then you must shut down the laptop to prevent battery loss. You can also put your laptop on sleep mode or hibernate mode instead of shutting down. Keeping laptop power off will prevent it from overheating.

Remove hard devices

remove all the hard devices while putting it into the backpack. Remove all the hard devices include headphone, microphone, USB, flash, etc. Traveling a laptop with components plugged in can cause damage to these hard disks and drive.

Lock your laptop

always lock your laptop while putting it into the backpack. Nowadays. New laptops have reversible screens so make sure that while closing your laptop; it should be in front of its keyboard and then close it and lock it. Make sure there should no solid object there.

Protective sleeves

before putting your laptop in the back pack; wrap it in a protective sleeve. Many backpack safety cases are available in the market. Put your laptop in the case and then put securely into the backpack so that it can prevent from damage by other objects present in a backpack.

Secure your laptop

make sure that any objects food or drinks present in the backpack is properly closed and free from leakage because it affects the laptop. So make sure all the objects are secured and cannot cause damage to the laptop.

Grip your backpack carefully 

you should keep a grip on your backpack. And grip it strongly and do not throw it randomly to any place it can damage the laptop. And always remember to zip the backpack that the laptop cannot slide out into the hard ground.

Best Ways to travel with your laptop in a backpack:

there are some quick and easy ways by which we can travel easily with a laptop in a backpack with safety:

keep your laptop in its compartment:

while putting a laptop in the backpack put it into the laptop compartment. Do not place into other than its compartment because laptop compartment in backpack contains foam layer that prevents from damage during bumps or up and downs.

Backpack size:

before putting the laptop into the backpack make sure that laptop will fit into it if it is not fit in the backpack or there is more space in it; do not use that type of backpack.

Because in large space laptop moves up and down causes screen cracked. Here is a detailed guide on ways to measure your laptop for a bag.

Checkpoint friendly backpack:

If you are a travel person and travel lots then you must have a checkpoint friendly backpack that is recommended by TSA. Transportation Security agency provides guidelines for the backpack, that backpack should b check friendly that it can easily be scan without ejecting laptop from the bag.

Organize accessories in a backpack:

If you are traveling with your laptop in a backpack you must need its charger, USB, flash and HDMI cable. So put them into separate compartments available in a backpack. Don’t put them on to the laptop.

If you really want to bring a water bottle or cold drink that it should be closed properly but I will not recommend you to bring liquid items in a backpack. If it is necessary put them into an external pocket. Make sure backpack light.

Backup your data:

If you are traveling along then you should keep your data back up because any situation can take place to keep in your mind before going out backup your laptop data. Your laptop can steal, damaged or short-circuited so backup its data before going out.

How to protect laptop in backpack from the rain?

If you are going out and weather changes and rain start then you need to protect the backpack from the rain otherwise it will damage the laptop. So you need to use high quality parachuted laptop that is waterproofed.

If your backpack is not waterproof then wrap backpack with a plastic bag that it prevents from rain. You can also use an umbrella for the safety of the backpack. Keep your laptop off while traveling in the rain.

Update security software:

before going on a trip checkup your laptop that all software’s are working perfectly and also install antivirus software in your laptop. Make sure that everything is working perfectly and optimally.

Anti-theft backpack:

if you are leaving home with a laptop in a backpack then chances to be stolen is present. So one should buy an anti-theft backpack because its design is different from the normal backpack. A good anti-theft backpack contains features like:

  •  hard parachute used that not to rip quickly with a knife or cutter.
  • Hack resistant material used.
  • Hidden pockets and zipped in a bag.
  • Hidden lock.

Purchase insurance:

travel insurance is not used by generation because everyone thinks it is an extra expense but in the worst scenario, one can buy a new laptop by insurance.

Things to avoid while carrying a laptop in a backpack

Make ensure that by avoiding these mistakes you can protect your laptop in a backpack:

  • Wronged size backpack can damage your laptop.
  • The backpack should b loaded sufficient overload can affect on a laptop.
  • Don’t put the heavy solid thing on the backpack it can crack the screen of a laptop.
  • Placed laptop vertically does not horizontally.
  • Do not leave your laptop in backpack unattended because if you have trust on someone then accidentally any liquid can spill that can cause damage.
  • You should not run in the rain with your backpack.
  • Don’t put any juices or liquids with your laptop.
  • Put laptop wrapped with its case into the backpack.

Final Words

You can secure your laptop in a backpack with some safety precautions. So I believed that by keeping some safety precautions in our mind we can prevent the damage of laptop in a backpack. Little damage to our laptop makes us worry because of its expense.

so by taking care of your laptop while carrying it into the backpack with patiently can preventing it from damage. We should do all work with care because it is rightly said “haste is devil’s work”

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