computer very cold during shipment

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  1. RoxStrongo macrumors regular

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    i have just received my spanking new quad and cant wait to turn it on. however it got very cold during transit and was wondering if it was advisable for it to reach room temperature before turning it on?
     
  2. russed macrumors 68000

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    how cold is cold? if you are on about the temperatures that we are having at the moment, i wouldnt expect that would affect things. anyway, by the time you have got it out of the box, plugged it all in, set up your desk etc i'm sure it will have warmed up sufficiently!

    however, if it has icikles hanging off it, maybe it is time to reject it!
     
  3. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    Unless you keep your home below 10 degrees or above 35 degrees....you'll be fine.
     
  4. efoto macrumors 68030

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    When I received my PowerBook it was a little cold from sitting in the shipping room of the front office for a while (apartment complex). I just read through some of the literature and waited until it seemed like it was closer to room temperature, even though it probably would have been fine right away.

    Remember with all of that aluminum it is going to feel colder than it is too, so it probably will still feel cold even at room temp ;)
     
  5. betty02 macrumors regular

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    this shouldn't really have a big affect, if it was hot then thats when i would start to get concered, rember water cooling is designed to 'chill' so water doesn't affect anything on a PC, (yeah i know there diffrent) but having a watercooler i know, that these things get v,cold

    ;)
     
  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    The only thing you might worry about is if it's really cold, but humid in your house, so you get condensation on parts. If you're really worried, just let it warm up for a couple of hours. It shouldnb't be a problem after that.
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Get your new Mac out the box and give it a good cuddle. It'll be fine.;)
     
  8. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I would take it out of the box and then take the side off and let it warm up for 20 or 30 minutes. It really shouldn't be a problem though.
     
  9. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    get a blanket, get naked, and hug it in your bed.
     
  10. mizzi macrumors member

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    good old southern california...we have our undeniable issues none of which include concerns such as these :D
     
  11. efoto macrumors 68030

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    "It's like someone took the country by the east coast, shook it, and all the normal girls hung on."

    :D

    Line from the movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that I found particularly humorous.
     
  12. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    That's just wrong...
     
  13. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    wait... no that's my other job... nevermind
     
  14. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Ah, that sounds like a plan!

    I <3 my PowerBook. It gets so hot. it's like a little space heater. PERFECT for cold weather.

    *edit*
    but I'm clothed when I do this. I wanna keep my resale value up.
    */edit*

    I may venture to my front yard today, to wifi outside.

    Mmm, I'll get more sick.

    /caught a cold from her nephew
     
  15. mizzi macrumors member

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    haha that's great...
     
  16. efoto macrumors 68030

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    Everyone is sick! :(

    My cousin, my friend, my other friend, my co-workers, myself! All right before I'm supposed to concentrate to stuff my face full of food....I hope this passes swiftly.
     
  17. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It does matter that your components have a chance to warm up to at least 50 F or better before you turn them on. You can destroy the data on a hard drive by attempting to write to it while it is <50F. We had a sudden cold snap here one year and a number of buildings' heating plants failed - see your breath indoors time - lots of calls for failing computers on that day...
     
  18. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! Who wants normal when crazy is just so much more fun ;)

    Although I gotta say that the guys in California are just as abnormal as the girls. I got a mystic tan before Halloween and more guys came in to go tanning than girls....now that is weird.

    About the quad, turn that baby on and get it up and running! Even if I wanted to, I couldn't every stand the wait.
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, hard drives are sensitive to temperature and pressure. Let it warm up a bit if it was cold for that long. I forget what manufacturers suggest for the time needed. Most manufacturers have instructions on how long you need to wait before you want to fire up that drive.
     
  20. Josh macrumors 68000

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    I always give it time to warm up.

    It's pretty cold this time of year, and after being shipped or even a long car driive home, a computer can cool down a lot.

    Your house is much warmer than a shipping truck, and the rapid change in temperature will cause a little condensation. Turning it on will only make it get wamer faster, causing even more condensation.

    Let the outside metal or plastic warm up to about room temp. before starting it.
     
  21. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    let it come up to room temp...i kinda wonder if it had anything to do with my g4 that i got the other day didnt work and had to send it back.......
     
  22. vniow macrumors G4

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    You know what's weird? As soon as I was reading this thread, my Google news page automatically refreshed and this story was on the top with that title:

    http://www.amin.org/eng/uncat/2005/nov/nov21-1.html
     
  23. russed macrumors 68000

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    so go on then, what did you do in the end? have you started it up? surely you havent let a quad g5 just sit unused!!! :eek:
     
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  25. efoto macrumors 68030

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    I go tanning sometimes....but there are many more women that go than I, so I try not to worry about :p

    Hmmm, that doesn't have anything to do with the movie :rolleyes: :(



    So has it been started up yet!? Are you folding like crazy? Crunching numbers? Applying filters? What's going on!!!???
    It's a QUAD!, surely it's doing something....
     

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