[lug] cold laptop

Michael Belanger mrb at ciclops.org
Fri Jan 18 10:49:39 MST 2008

Argh.. I wouldn't bother with the plastic bag unless you bag it before 
the drastic temperature change.  Condensation will happen almost 
immediately if the hotel is humidified.

Otherwise, just letting it get back up to room temperature is probably 

Kenneth D Weinert wrote:
> I'd treat it like they say to treat cameras that you bring in from the
> cold. 
> Allow it to warm up when you bring it in, but put it in a plastic bag as
> soon as you bring it in (this is to minimize condensation.)
> On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 09:58 -0700, durist at frii.com wrote:
>> I'm going up to Leadville this weekend, staying at a hotel for one night and 
>> then doing a ski hut trip. My wife needs to do some work, so I'm planning to 
>> bring a laptop (IBM thinkpad T40), but the laptop will end up sitting in the 
>> car for two cold days and one very cold night while we're at the hut. I'm 
>> thinking I'll leave the battery at home since we won't need it in the hotel. 
>> As long as it rewarms slowly, should I be otherwise concerned? As far as I 
>> know they don't ship laptops to stores in heated trucks in the winter... or 
>> do they?
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