Left Macbook Pro in the car! Is it okay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phas3, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    I have the 2012 13" MBP and I forgot it in the car twice this week, it was on the passenger seat inside my duffel bag. In both of the days the temp outside was 75-80 degrees, I don't know what the temp was inside the car exactly. I'm just worried that I might have messed it up somehow.
     
  2. Prof. macrumors 601

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    If you let it cool down before operating it (and it still turns on), then it should be fine. If anything, you might have damaged the battery a bit.
     
  3. v654321 macrumors member

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    If it starts up, it works. If it doesnt' it doesnt work.

    Logic 101
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    As long as the battery is ok, you should be alright. I think that would be the only thing that could really get messed up. Check for any bulging on the bottom. If you're really worried, you can either open it up yourself and physically check the battery, or take it to an Apple Store and have them check it.

    But I think you'll be ok.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Not likely to have caused any problems at all
    The greater danger was it being stolen, but you avoided that
     
  6. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Also, don't forget that your MacBook once spent it's time on a hot FedEx truck. :p
     
  7. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks guys mucho appreciation, since we're on the topic of battery. How does apple calculate the "7 hours" up time? 50% brightness?
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Yes.

     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    They use a combination of voodoo and marketing. ;)
     

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