Is it OK to leave MBA in sleeping state in the car at -15C outside temp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SmOgER, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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    Let's say we want to leave it for 3 hours. Is it okay to leave it in deep sleep state or is completely shutting it down preferred?

    Normally I only shut it down / RR during OS updates and such. Just closing the lid is much more convenient.

    I've had it left sleeping several times with no issues, but I have some doubts about risks involved...
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You're really pushing it!

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201640

    Also, cold laptops collect condensation, internally and externally, when moved to warm locations with any decent amount of humidity.
     
  3. SmOgER thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The unclear thing is if deep sleep mode is actually considered operating mode or not (and if it is, are tolerances any higher for it?).
    As for the humidity, I let it warm properly before waking it up - But again, is deep sleep a problem here? Or does it keep the circuits that are being used / supplied with power warm enough?
     
  4. weatherwax macrumors member

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    This is what I'd be worried about. Good flag.
     
  5. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I bought a PowerBook online last year and it arrived in December absolutely ice cold. It would have been sitting in the back of the truck all day in ~15 F weather and probably in a cold warehouse before that. It booted and worked fine.
     

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