Warning message " iPad is hot and must shut down"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gottafly, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. gottafly macrumors regular

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    I guess the iPad has a temperature sensor built in.

    My son was using it outside in the sun and received this message.

    We brought it inside and let it cool for a few minutes and it worked fine.

    Just and FYI in case anyone sees the same thing and freaks out.
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

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  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    So, I guess there's a limit to how much sunlight it gets before it overheats.
     
  4. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    my god, it's not even summer yet. wonder how folks in Phoenix and Las Vegas will feel when their new toy shuts down from March to October when outside?

    that seems really, really lame. I can use my laptop (except I can't SEE it very well) and touch in the summer sun.
     
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be interesting to see the threshold of which the ipad thinks that it is "hot" vs "cool"
     
  6. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Needs more user reports on this very subject. Interesting nonetheless.
     
  7. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    dismaying is what comes to my mind. I'm sure at some point I may want to buy one of these things. but that would be a drag if it shuts off in the spring weather, dont you think?
     
  8. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Yup, the Texas summer is very near.
     
  9. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't get my undies in a bunch just yet because the original poster did not say:

    Where they were from
    How long his son had the iPad outside
    How long it had been turned on
    How long it was in direct sunlight
    How hot it was outside, even in the shade.
     
  10. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone will do the same thing if you leave it in direct sunlight or in a hot car for too long.

    For iPhone, it has to be pretty hot for it to give this warning.
     
  11. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    dude, this is April. anywhere in the US yesterday or today, it isn't HOT YET!
     
  12. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    yay for the UK, it won't overheat here





    but water damage may be a problem ;)
     
  13. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    All iPhone models have had this.

    Direct sunlight is the usual culprit. Here in Miami it is 85F and sunny.
     
  14. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Looks fairly water tight. Someone might sell a cover for the port connector.
     
  15. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    The metal back will get hot in direct sunlight. A white plastic back (or a light-colored jacket or sleeve of some sort) would be a better choice for sunny-exposure situations.

    There's not much that can be done about the big dark expanse of the display front, though.
     
  16. Baxie macrumors newbie

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    I was by my pool today testing out my ipad ( no cover or case yet) - for only 15 or 20 minutes when I got a yellow triangle "temperature" warning stating that the ipad must cool down to continue working. It was 85 degrees and sunny. I was directly in the sun- trying to determine if I could read a book in direct sunlight- I could but it was not optimal... but any way- I brought the ipad inside and went back out for about an hour. When I came back in it was fine.
     
  17. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I'm in upstate/western NY, it's 85 degrees out. The month doesn't really matter, it's not going to be 110 in the summer here.
     
  18. Rondue macrumors regular

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    Um......

    All i had to see was my iPad and the word pool for me to go, hrm bad idea.
     
  19. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Why would metal get hotter than plastic?
     
  20. abijnk macrumors 68040

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  21. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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  22. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    That's why God gave us these:

    [​IMG]
     
  23. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  24. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Oh knoes! Cue the "the back of my iPad turned brown due to heat" reports.
     
  25. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Do you do anything other than complain? I mean, do you have a family or a job or something else you do besides read about te iPad and complain about everything? If you are just so displayed and upset about all the terrible iPad flaws maybe you should get hobby that doesn't involve reading the iPad section of MacRumors.

    I really wish that ignoring someone also hid other people quoting them and not just the original comment...
     

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