Are You a Candidate for Carpal Tunnel or Other Problems?

Written by Pauliina Roe

Do you realize how many people have health problems due to working on their computers, with a less than optimal set-up? Ergonomics is a big concern, but America is still behind in appreciatingrepparttar concept. We have better back stores and such, but people usually do not take repparttar 107855 entire computer set-up into consideration. There are definite orientations ofrepparttar 107856 equipment which should be made - and can make a big difference in avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back strain, and other problems.

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Your Monitor should be directly in front of you, at a height sorepparttar 107865 top line ofrepparttar 107866 monitor screen is at your eye level. You should be viewing it from at least 18-24 inches away.

Your Keyboard should be directly in front of you. The height should be sorepparttar 107867 elbow is atrepparttar 107868 side ofrepparttar 107869 body and comfortable, with relaxed shoulders, andrepparttar 107870 wrist flat. Your forearm should be parallel torepparttar 107871 floor withrepparttar 107872 elbows torepparttar 107873 side. You might want to try using repparttar 107874 new hilly keyboards withrepparttar 107875 keys placed in optimal positions for better typing - it seems to relieve stress for many people -repparttar 107876 fingers align better withrepparttar 107877 keys so there is less stretching.

Are You Saving Money With a Computer Support Plan?

Written by Pauliina Roe

As a computer troubleshooter and repair person, I see all kinds of problems and possibilities. Fromrepparttar quick fix or answer torepparttar 107854 complicated repair, fromrepparttar 107855 problem computer torepparttar 107856 occasional tweak another computer needs - it pays to know a good and reliable technician to help you.

Lately there have been programs in which online support is offered. This can be good or bad. The good is there are various programs you can choose from, andrepparttar 107857 bad is you might choose poorly and get stuck with a worthless plan - which inrepparttar 107858 long run will cost you more in time and money. Sometimes online support is a much more economical choice in getting help and support - because you can avoid an up-front service charge from a hands-on repair shop and often get enough information to fix something yourself. It won't work in all cases, but perhaps it will save you some money in many cases.

One online support company, for which I am a technician, at is a good example of a program run correctly. People can ask a question and if it can be answered fairly quickly, there is no fee - this can include support via email, or chat, or phone. By chat or email, you can assessrepparttar 107859 technician's capability before you end up requesting help from him/her. You will haverepparttar 107860 opportunity to fund your support account - and then use it any time you need - no monthly requirements or outlay. There are over 1000 techies knowledgeable in nearly any capacity dealing with computers,repparttar 107861 Internet, peripherals, etc.

I questionrepparttar 107862 concept of monthly fees for support - because there are normally many months in which no support is needed. Yes, some will use their accounts to ask frivolous questions they would never pay to ask, but only to use up their monthly credits. Still others will just letrepparttar 107863 monthly credits go to waste - like so many other plans that get forgotten but are still paid into monthly.

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