Can I leave my rMBP at 15F-25F degree outdoor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bankrip123, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. bankrip123 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2013
    For some odd reasons, I think I have to keep my rMBP in my car. The temperature in my place recently goes around 20F. Does it do any harm to my rMBP?

  2. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    If your macbook cools down, water will condense inside, corroding the circuits.
    It's not the temperature, but the humidity you have to worry about.

    I once left an old Asus Laptop in my car and the display broke shortly after that, which might also be caused by low-temperature. LCD are crystals, after all.

    Two points to think about.
  3. heisenberg123, Feb 4, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014

    heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    taken from apple website

    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–25° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
    Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
    Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
    Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
  4. bankrip123 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2013
  5. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
    I think the big thing is to let it warm up to operating temp (room temp) before using it after cold storage.

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