“If we didn’t have Lexicon, we’d probably have to hire at least a dozen additional people.” – Femi Aina, Director of IT for Atlanta Public Schools.
Maintaining school devices is an essential part of ensuring a conducive learning environment for students. Routine maintenance plays a vital role in preserving the longevity and functionality of these assets.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of preventive maintenance in schools, with a primary focus on device repair. We’ll also discuss effective strategies and tips for extending the lifespan of student devices, ultimately optimizing the school’s technology assets.
Whether you are a facility manager, school administrators, or part of the maintenance team, understanding the importance of preventive maintenance and implementing a well-designed plan can significantly impact the overall efficiency and effectiveness of your school’s operations. By adopting preventive measures, school divisions can minimize potential problems, reduce maintenance costs, and create an environment that fosters learning and growth.
Create a regular maintenance schedule that outlines inspections, servicing, and repairs for all equipment, systems, and facilities. This schedule should include tasks such as cleaning, calibration, and testing to ensure optimal performance and identify potential issues before they escalate.
Hard cases offer robust protection against physical damage resulting from accidental drops, impacts, and mishandling. The rigid construction and shock-absorbing features provide a reliable barrier, minimizing the risk of device breakage or component damage.
Our research shows hard cases on Chromebooks can significantly reduce failure rates for student devices. In our study of school districts with more than 20,000 student devices, we found that the failure rate of hard cases is 15% lower compared to non-hard cases. Data shows that failure rates are actually higher for devices with soft cases versus no cases.
Conduct periodic device inspections to identify physical damages, loose connections, or signs of wear and tear. Replace damaged accessories, such as charging cables or headphones, to prevent further issues.
Split fleet involves providing different levels of coverage depending on the device’s age, including the option of full ADP (Accidental Damage Protection) coverage for newer devices.
By splitting the fleet and tailoring the repair plan, schools can save money by avoiding unnecessary expenses on older devices. Here’s how this strategy works:
The benefits of this approach are twofold:
Incorporating component level repair as part of preventive maintenance ensures the longevity and efficiency of student devices. Component level repair, offered by service providers like Lexicon Tech, involves repairing specific mainboard components instead of replacing entire devices. Here’s how this strategy can benefit your district:
Summer refresh services encompass a comprehensive set of maintenance activities performed on school devices during the summer break. These services go beyond routine maintenance work and focus on rejuvenating devices to maintain their peak performance and reliability.
Ready to ensure your school devices are in top working order for the upcoming academic year? Our expert maintenance technicians will provide complete cleaning, maintenance checks, reconfiguration, testing, and secure storage facilities.
Don’t wait for problems to arise – make preventive maintenance a priority. Contact Lexicon Tech and unlock the full potential of your school district’s technology assets. Together, we will pave the way for an exceptional educational journey for every student.
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