Could I have damaged my Mac?

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

  1. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    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


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    let it warm to ambient before turning on

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

    Jan 26, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    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

    Feb 26, 2008
    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

    Dec 6, 2009
    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

    Sep 16, 2009
    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Azathoth - senior HW engineer
  7. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    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


    Sep 28, 2008
    If it were suffering from condensation damage, it'd probably short out and cease to operate/power on.
  9. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    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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