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Old Mar 3, 2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Cold bad for my MacBook?

I leave my MacBook on a desk right next to a window in my apartment. Since we are cutting down on the gas bill, we rarely turn on the heat and rely on blankets and etc. Is it a bad idea to leave my aluminum MacBook on the desk near the window? It gets quite cold and I don't want to do any harm to the machine if I don't have to. Advice?
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Old Mar 3, 2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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Your manual has the minimum operating and storage temperatures for your computer. They are also on Apple's support page.
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Old Mar 3, 2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Is this serious or a joke?
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 01:54 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure you'll be fine. Don't worry about it so much. Just make sure no one opens that window and steals your comp while you're sleeping.
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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As long as you don't live in Alaska you should be fine.
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 02:09 PM   #6
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The recommended operating temperature is 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C). Realistically you can get it quite a few degrees cooler.
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 02:12 PM   #7
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And the storage temperature is even lower, -13 to 113 F (-24 to 45 C). If the computer isn't running, you could even leave it outside. I wouldn't recommend it, but you could.
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 02:14 PM   #8
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Wrap it in a warm blanket and make it wear two pairs of socks. Give it plenty of chicken noodle soup and Vitamin C.
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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If it drops too much below the operating temperature...fire up a distributed computing program (such as Folding@HOME) and you'll have a personal space heater in no time.
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 02:29 PM   #10
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it will be fine. I'm in the same situation trying to cut down on bills. If anything, it will run better in the cool
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