IT Department Encourages Students to Protect Computers during the Winter

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IT Department Encourages Students to Protect Computers during the Winter

Freshman Mary Nilius using her computer in the English IMC.

Freshman Mary Nilius using her computer in the English IMC.

Jude Lowe

Freshman Mary Nilius using her computer in the English IMC.

Jude Lowe

Jude Lowe

Freshman Mary Nilius using her computer in the English IMC.

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As temperatures drop, the risk of damages on students’ computers increase. IT Manager, Michael Sanchez, sent an email reminding students about protecting their computer during the cold weather.

“If you leave it out in the cold it damages the computer which causes enormous amounts of fines,” Sanchez said. “If you leave it out, it could freeze, the components get wet, and you could lose a whole computer which is 775 dollars.”

According to Sanchez, the number of reports of damages to computers over the years has decreased.

“[The amount of reports] used to be more, but as I put out more of my alerts and reminders it definitely becomes less and less,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez’s email said students have to make sure they don’t leave their computers in the cold for a long period of time. If they do, they need to make sure to let it warm up before they open it.

“I usually keep my computer in warm temperatures inside and I make sure I don’t leave it in the car,” freshman Anson Haney said. “If accidents do happen, I go to Tech Support.”

Students aren’t the only ones who have to know the rules, teachers also take precautions with their computers.

“I never leave my computer out in the cold, I never leave it in the car, it always comes with me,” said ACP teacher Amy Davis.

Students, make sure you keep your computer safe and inside when possible!

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