Comments on: How cold weather can affect electronics http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/ Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:58:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.7 By: USERBYTES http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-25430 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:32:34 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-25430 I have a computer in my workshop that stays on year round in 115F highs and 10F lows, still works fine.
The biggest concern with cold weather is the condensation that builds up going from cold to hot, as in leaving your notebook computer in the car overnight, taking it in the office the next morning, and the platters on the hdd and other items fog up or sweat up and hurt the computer when powered on. This can happen.

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By: Gary McAuley http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-23746 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:33:54 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-23746 What I am trying to find out is what will happen to our desktop pc if interior cabin temp falls to around 40F? We are leaving for four days, with expected highs of 50F and lows of 30F. We only have wood heat, so of course the cabin temp will gradually fall. Right now, interior temp falls from 70F to about 58F overnight (10pm-6am). I assume interior temp won’t drop to 30F. My current plan is disconnect and wrap in plastic and blankets. Regardless, any advice?

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By: Matthew Stolze http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-20848 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:58:26 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-20848 Well, Mac got burned.

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By: USERBYTES http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-1065 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:56:26 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-1065 IF you will look at most of them, there is a fabric piece glued over a port hole so they can breath. EXAMPLES http://superuser.com/questions/368774/do-not-cover-this-hole
http://www.google.com/search?q=why+do+hard+drives+have+a+breather+hole&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=xj2AUcGFAZKo9gSoyYCwDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1440&bih=762

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By: Mac http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-1046 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:29:36 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-1046 Hard drives not air tight? I have disasembled dozens of corrupted and broken drives i have never seen a spec of dust or any evidence of no seal, not to mention every hard drive lid is torqued so tight you need all your strength to remove it and a rubber gasket to keep DUST OUT. I am sorry but this information about air tightness, seems to be incorrect.

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By: USERBYTES http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-928 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:00:08 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-928 I suggest getting a new lcd or led monitor as it will save you in electricity and possibly a home fire. I wouldnt put a blanket on the monitor. It sounds faulty so replace it.

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By: Sia http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-922 Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:45:51 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-922 I have a VGA monitor, Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 920, that I really like to use despite its age but it refuses to function and goes to sleep mode when temperature drops to below 50 F indoors. I have to put a blanket on it and heat it up for 15 minutes before use. Though very interested to know what exactly is the cause, I’m resigned to accept its age and that it’s old nenough to be moved to warmer climate Florida for the rest of it’s life 🙂

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By: craig http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-617 Mon, 09 Jan 2012 10:49:09 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-617 What their saying is the humidity which is how much moisture is in the air gets inside the hard drive or screen case then causes damage.

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By: USERBYTES http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-608 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 17:05:19 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-608 Take your sunglasses from a cold vehicle, indoors and watch the condensation. The glasses were not wet. The wetness is in the air. The hard drives are not sealed air tight.

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By: ken http://www.userbytes.com/how-cold-weather-can-affect-electronics/#comment-604 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 17:04:49 +0000 http://userbytes.com/?p=72#comment-604 Condensation forming on hard drive platters? Are you saying there is water inside a hard drive case?

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