iPad iPad left in car 30 degrees 15 minutes

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DrAsencio11, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    I have a first generation IPAD. I took it to the store to show pictures to a friend. Then I went to get some food. I left it in the car it was about 30 something degrees. I go home and turn it on. It is blurry, fuzzy, lines etc. It was really rock cold, and for like the last 11 hours I have been trying to make it warm no success. Does anyone know anything I can do. Or is this a lost cause? It charges, plays music, I can see half of a picture when I slide my finger to the left, it shuts off, slides on. Should I leave it on or off? Thanks!
  2. macrumors 68030

    May 3, 2010
    30 degrees is well within safe (non-operating) temperature range. But leaving it in a car when it's 30 degrees outside for 15 minutes certainly wouldn't result in a "rock cold (whatever that is)" iPad.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
  4. macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    most awesome reply ever.
  5. macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Thats like -1 C right?

    Can't imagine it breaking because of that temperature and only 15mins!

    I have an iPod in my glove box which is connected to my car, and that is always in there, even when the temperatures hit -10 C inside the car and its fine. An that has moving parts (E.g hard drive).

    I have sometimes left my laptop in the car over night (Shhh dont tell anyone! ;)) and again the next day it is cold, but functions fine (Maybe a bit slow to start with).

    I would recommend just leaving it alone for a while in room temperatures - don't put it on top of a radiator or something silly like that...
  7. macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2012
    Warm it up in the oven at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Going from cold to warm, condensation will absolutely happen.........always place it in a zip lock until it warms up.
  9. macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Nice. Almost choked on my fizzy water :D
  10. macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    Put it in a pre-heated oven at 350 for about 5 minutes. It's be fine after that. Put a wet towel over it to keep it from drying out.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2005
    Somewhere in the US
    too much work, just pop that badboy in the microwave 25 sec. done!
  12. macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Holy crap... I hope some naive idiot doesn't come to this thread and try any of these terrible bits of advice...

    FYI they are all joking... NEVER put your electronic in any oven...

    Let it be known that I don't put it past some 14 year old or some clueless housewife coming to this site and thinking you guys are being legit about this. I know my wife probably would believe it.
  13. macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2012
    Another option is to put it in a ziploc bag, seal it with a bit of air in it, and then float it in hot bathtub for 20 minutes.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    What a lucky lady.
  15. macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    My wife knows she is tech dumb... it's no secret.

    I know plenty of idiots who own iDevices because it's the trendy thing to own but doesn't use any of the features.

    Not everyone in the world keeps up with Apple gear like most of us.

    One of my best friends was asking me about the iPad Mini on Sunday night and I brought up the 4th Gen iPad... he was baffled that it even existed. Just saying... what is funny to you, to someone who is clueless about technology, could sound like it makes sense... I mean people still believe in an invisible being in the sky that guides us in our daily lives... just saying.
  16. macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2003
    The Frigid Wasteland of MN
    Rock cold after 15 minutes at only 30? WHen I leave my car when it is 0 F (usually about 2 weeks a year) degrees outside, my car is warm on the inside. It will seldom get cold enough to bother electronics for about an hour or so and will totally freeze rock hard. Usually does not even kill batteries.

    After 11 hours in anything around room temp 60 degrees it should be more than warm enough.

    I would try bag of rice trick to get rid of moisture.

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