Left my rMBP 15 in Hot Car

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  1. SonofaBluesPlay macrumors newbie

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    ...only for one hour, and it was inside my backpack on the backseat. I realized and had my girlfriend scoop it up, so it was only in there an hour. Just got it this month, brand new, late 2014 model. Is my baby okay? Worried.
     
  2. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried waking it up to see if it's ok?
     
  3. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Considering that some of the components in a rMBP can get 90C under load in normal circumstances, I'd hope my rMBP could survive the mere 40C from a normal hot summer day for an hour in a car.
     
  4. SonofaBluesPlay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been using and it seems just fine. I can't tell anything wrong or a difference in battery life. Is there a battery test I can run to make sure it's good?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As long as you weren't operating it outside the recommended temperature range, you don't have anything to worry about. Even then, your Mac would automatically shut down before it could overheat, to prevent damage.
    No tests are needed. Relax and enjoy your Mac.
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

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    Take a look at the specifications for storage. You'll see that it can be stored in very hot temperatures, and you are concerned about leaving it for an hour. Your concerns are ridiculous, and that should put your mind at ease. There are plenty of tests, but performance on them would have nothing to do with where you left that machine.

    https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

     
  7. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    :d:d:d
     
  8. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    There's parents that leave their children and pets in the car for longer than that. Your computer is fine, for the love of god relax.
     
  9. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    You may need to use cold cream on his sunburn...

    No, just kidding, don't do that.
     
  10. SonofaBluesPlay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Best answer.

    haha no seriously, thanks for the replies. I figured my computer was alright, I just wanted to be sure...and that's what the Internet is for - no matter how stupid a question, people will help. ;)
     
  11. techn9ne macrumors member

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    Everything is fine, but in the event that it's messed up, you're under warranty. If it's giving you problems or you think it might be acting up, take it to Apple and tell them what's up. You'll be covered either way so don't worry.
     
  12. burgman macrumors 65816

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    Yeah put on some shorts, sit with your new baby on your legs, watch a 1080p movie or two. If you think the bottom of your rMBP is hotter than your car was then you are good to go.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It should be fine. Just be happy your windows were not smashed.
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    That would be my reason for not leaving a notebook in the car.
     
  15. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    If the computer were left in the car in direct sunlight, is there anything in the screen portion of it that wouldn't react that well to the intense heat?
     
  16. 5to1 macrumors regular

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    Yes the intense heat would cause the image of the porn you were watching last night to be recalled and permanently burned in to it.

    The consequences of this would of course be dire, as best case you have a useless laptop. But worst case you first open it when someone else is present, your reputation is then damaged for perpetuity and you die from embarrassment RIP.

    So, don't leave your machine in your car in direct sunlight, it could result in YOUR death!

    Or perhaps the worst that can happen is some happy go lucky thief smashes your window to see whats in the bag and shouts CHA-CHING Jackpot :/
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    The computer is fine, at most you could have let it cooled down a bit before using it, but all in all, the computer wouldn't be damaged from the heat.
     
  18. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    You know there are circuit boards in your car too right? Your car radio has circuit boards in it too.
     
  19. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Porn is God. And good.

    Another thing to consider guys is that the bottom shell is greatly comprised of Lithium-Ion battery packs that probably shouldn't be exposed to extreme temperatures.
     
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  21. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It's fine. Your phone sits in your pocket near your 34C + skin all day long and survives, doesn't it?
     
  22. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    It could have sustained serious damage. In order to counteract the heat damage, I would suggest placing it into a bucket of ice water for an hour.
     
  23. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    This reminds me of the one time, when I used to work in retail, when a customer came in with a burned iPad trying to pass it under warranty. He said he put it in the oven to dry it since it got wet from the rain... True story.
     
  24. Ruoh macrumors newbie

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    Derp. You realize the interior of a car can exceed 120f within 30 minutes on a 90f day?
     

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