Too hot to leave in car?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by The General, May 16, 2008.

  1. The General macrumors 601

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    I live in Bakersfield, CA. It gets up to ~115F in the summer time. Inside the car it gets to upwards of 160, 170. It's ridiculous. Could it damage a MacBook if I were to leave it in my car all day?
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Why would you want to risk the results? Show pics if you decide to go that route! :eek:
     
  3. arkitect macrumors 601

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    According to the official Specs on Apple's website:

    Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Whoa that is hot that might even melt something in the Macbook.

    Just to test the limits just leave it on the dash pointed towards the sun:eek:
     
  5. The General thread starter macrumors 601

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    Weird, I mean ... My MacBook Pro runs at 60c and up some times during full load.

    I think we'll just not leave it in the car. ;)
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    probably the best course of action, its not worth the risk.
     
  7. krye macrumors 68000

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    I bet all those people that complain about their MacBooks cracking leave them in the car in the summer and winter.

    Extreme temps + electronics = BAD!
     
  8. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    I would never leave my BlackBook in the car. Not only will the heat eat it up, some pecker-head might break in and run off with it. It is always safe when it is with me>:cool:
     
  9. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    170 degrees?! That is certainly way too hot. Don't leave it in your car unless you want a nice hot seat full of MacBook soup.
     
  10. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    I had a laptop in my car, blazing summer sun in Galveston, TX a couple of years ago and the sun's heat killed the lcd screen. So, yeah, don't do it.

    If you have to, put it in the trunk. Cooler in there.
     
  11. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    How about in the trunk? The cabin is hotter from all the energy entering through the windows that can't escape once inside. If it is turned off, I don't think it be too much harm despite making reducing battery lifetime.

    Remember, they ship these things to hot places and they are on the fedex or UPS truck all day.
     

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