Could I have damaged my Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nStyle, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    I left my MBP in sleep mode in my truck for about 4 hours in 30~ degree weather and when I brought it in it was freezing. I opened it up pretty quickly after bringing it in. Will this hurt anything?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    let it warm to ambient before turning on

    otherwise, you risk shorting with the condensation
     
  3. quadG5guy macrumors member

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    x2 you do NOT want to "open it up pretty quickly". In fact, you should do exactly the opposite. Let it sit indoors for 2 hours or more so it gradually warms to ambient temperature. Then you can open it and use as normal.
     
  4. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Condensation might be an issue, but probably not too bad as long as it's not excessively humid in your house.
     
  5. nStyle thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So how do I know if anything was definitely hurt? Would something just not work or maybe my files be corrupt?
     
  6. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Azathoth - senior HW engineer
     
  7. auero macrumors 65816

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    I do this all the time. (I'm in Jersey and the days and nights especially have been cold) I've left it in for hours and turn it on right away. I haven't noticed any issues.
     
  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If it were suffering from condensation damage, it'd probably short out and cease to operate/power on.
     
  9. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Ive done this like 3 times a month for the last two months. Typically when its that cold, the humidity is super low and there is no real danger.
     

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