Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Posts
    45
    Accidentally Left Macbok in Car
    I accidentally left my 13" MBP in the car for about 3 hours. It was on at the time but in sleep mode. When i took it inside, the macbook was frozen, and the light was no longer blinking so i thought it shut itself down. When i turned it on, apparently it went into hibernation mode by itself. My question is do you think it has damaged it in anyway or void my warranty? I know it probably wasn't too good for the battery... Thanks!
    13" Macbook Pro - 2.53Ghz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD

  2. #2

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    I highly doubt that leaving your machine in sleep mode for three hours is going to do anything harmful to your machine.

    I'm at school from 8AM-11PM. During that time period my MB is in sleep more in my messenger bag.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Nov 09, 2009
    Posts
    26
    I think he's worried about the cold it experienced. Let it thaw out next time before you use it and you should be okay.

    It's 7* here and I'm frozen just from a 5 mile drive to Walmart and back.

    -rockstate

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Dec 12, 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    120
    Specs:
    Unibody MacBook /intel core 2 duo/ 2GB RAM/250GB HD/Snow Leopard...iPhone 4 (:
    i doubt it would void your warranty unless it was humid and got really really wet some how. but being cold, nahh theres nothing in the warranty saying you can't freeze your MB (:

  5. #5

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    8,339
    Specs:
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    The temps were most likely outside of the standard operating temps, so I'd let the system sit for a while in your home before turning it on so that it reaches ambient temperature.

    Lots of parts don't take too well to transitioning from the coldest to the hottest temperatures..

    Regards

  6. #6

    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,380
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    From the Apple Tech page

    Electrical and operating requirements

    Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
    (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F
    (-24° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
    Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
    Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
    Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet


    It will be fine but as stated above leave it thaw for a bit before starting it next time ...

    Cheers
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  7. #7

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,840
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    I have left my laptop bag in the car at 25 degrees farenheit (-3.88 C). Opened it up in room temperature and went right to work with no issues whatsoever.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Posts
    45
    Thanks for the response everyone I'll know better for next time
    13" Macbook Pro - 2.53Ghz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD

  9. #9


    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2009
    Location
    Uk England
    Posts
    72
    Specs:
    Processor 2.1ghz intel core 2 Duo
    sounds pretty cold where you people live.
    im moaning and its 7deg

  10. #10

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    8,339
    Specs:
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Quote Originally Posted by arnolds bro View Post
    sounds pretty cold where you people live.
    im moaning and its 7deg
    Assuming you're talking degC as opposed to degF, in which case today it's 4 degF or -15 degC where I am..

    Regards

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2009
    Location
    Uk England
    Posts
    72
    Specs:
    Processor 2.1ghz intel core 2 Duo
    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Assuming you're talking degC as opposed to degF, in which case today it's 4 degF or -15 degC where I am..

    Regards
    that sounds pretty cold to me
    where would you be?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Using Macbok without Battery?
    By malcolmx99 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-22-2009, 11:25 AM
  2. is my new macbok normal???
    By benzema24 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-29-2008, 05:20 PM
  3. New 320GB HD only has 283GB left left after Leopard install?
    By rsherid in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-10-2008, 02:13 PM
  4. will this ram fit in my macbok?
    By lawless23456 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2008, 08:05 PM
  5. Macbok Pro Bootcamp
    By watawatawahoo in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-24-2007, 07:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •