[lug] cold laptop

Kevin Kempter kevin at kevinkempterllc.com
Fri Jan 18 14:30:08 MST 2008

On Friday 18 January 2008 10:49:39 Michael Belanger wrote:
> 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
> adequate.
> 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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Get yourself some hand or feet warmers (the kind you put in your gloves or 
inside your ski boots) and stick one or 2 into a briefcase with the laptop. 
They last from 10-15 hours and cost only a couple of dollars. 


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