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David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Heads Up For Those Of Us In The Colder Latitudes

Warning do not leave a laptop in the car.

Most of them will have damage done from the freezing temperatures.

I do not know enough about the hardware to do justice to this topic, but some of it is water based. And possibly other chemicals freeze at low temps.

The damage can be permanent.

I'd love to go to SB and be online, but taking the laptop out for the next seven weeks in these temps and leaving it for periods in the car is a really bad idea.

Hope this saves y'all a buck.

Dave

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Travel Pics

4 Months Ago

Don't leave a laptop in the car when it's hot outside either.

In fact, don't drive a car in the desert. It's easier to get stuck in sand than it is in snow.

Snow melts.

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Michel
https://photos.travelnotes.org/

 

Jeffery Johnson

4 Months Ago

Don't eat yellow snow and never and I repeat never stick your tongue to a metal pole when it is freezing temps. If you are out and about with your camera in cold temps keep a spare battery up close to the warmth of your body so it will stay fully charged.

Jeffery Johnson | Photo Captures by Jeffery
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David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Hi Michel,

At my latitude generally the heat in the summer is not a problem.

I have heard others do have a problem with that.

Dave

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

LOL

 

Travel Pics

4 Months Ago

Yellow snow might look tasty.

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Only to a Schnauzer

 

Chuck De La Rosa

4 Months Ago

People leave TVs, computers, and other electronics in travel trailers and RVs stored for months in very cold places. I keep an old notebook laptop in my travel trailer. It always works fine. I leave my camera in the car in zero temps all the time. Never an issue. Electronics, including laptops have operating temperature ranges. Storage doesn't matter.

However, if an electronic device is left in the cold for an extended period, more than 1 hour, you would have to let it warm up to room temperature before using it. Otherwise the condensation could cause damage. And that is what I think you are referring to. Good reminder!

 

Do not ever eat yellow snow. To even think of eating yellow snow is obscene

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Chuck,

That is interesting. I thought it had to do with how the hardware was made, possibly using water.

But my quick search just now came up with what you are saying.

Is there a time period for the warm up to room temperature? Say 20 minutes? or more?

Dave

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Frank Zappa, watch out where the huskies go, and dont you eat the yellow snow.

Only Zappa

Dave

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

 

Travel Pics

4 Months Ago

So eating snow that is not yellow is alright then?

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Highly questionable.

There is particulate in there.

Dave

 

Mike Savad

4 Months Ago

don't leave it in there on a nice day either, if you value your windows. though you can may be able to thaw the thing out. batteries don't work in the cold, not well anyway, not sure if the screen can freeze. but a warm up should be ok.

you can eat any snow you want. it might be fun, trying to guess what flavor it is, and what it was left by.


---Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Travel Pics

4 Months Ago

Mike is right....

Don't leave your laptop in a car with windows.

Windows break really easy and laptop will not be there when you get back. To thaw or not? You won't need to answer the question.

If you do leave your laptop in a car, make sure you have really good insurance.

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Michel
https://photos.travelnotes.org/

 

Chuck De La Rosa

4 Months Ago

David I would say 20 minutes is generally pretty good. Certainly no less than that.

Never leave anything of value in a visible place in a vehicle. And don't think throwing it in the trunk is a good idea when you arrive at your destination. I know 2 people whose laptops were stolen out of the trunk because they were seen putting the laptop in there.

Particulates in snow. Ever wonder what those little black specs are? Someone try it and let the rest of us know.

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Chuck,

I am now free to roam with my laptop. Thanks,

I do not have to be completely house bound for seven weeks. Only while working that is.

Dave

 

Lita Kelley

4 Months Ago

I never take my laptop anywhere. My camera on the other hand... I hate winter weather.. because I take my camera with me everywhere, except in the winter, when I rarely ever leave the house, lol

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Lita,


I have no camera.

I need out of my condo. Currently in SB with a decaf. It is dark out.

Dave

 

Peggy Collins

4 Months Ago

New drink at Starbucks...1/2 decaf, 1/2 Yellow Snow

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

Roaring with laughter......I need to find a new place to hang.

Dave

 

Peggy Collins

4 Months Ago

Don't let them steal my idea, Dave. I'll sell them the idea for a tidy sum though. (How I love saying "tidy sum".)

 

Randy Pollard

4 Months Ago

Yellow snow is for the dogs.

 

Mike Breau

4 Months Ago

As a child, an old acquaintance found a white doo da under some fir trees. Thought it looked like marshmallow, so he took a bite.
Tasted like sh..! It was sh.. ! He never tried foreign natural floaters after that; not even yellow snow.

Froze my hands taking photos late this morning. Ten to 15 below. Gonna load them into the computer to play with later tonight.
Think the camera is still thawing out!

 

Dale Kauzlaric

4 Months Ago

Chuck, the little black things in the snow, are snow fleas.

 

Adam Jewell

4 Months Ago

I really don’t think it matters. I’ve had cameras, memory chips, laptops and hard drives in the car for the last 8 years in temps from 120F to 35 or 40 below zero last week. Nothing has ever failed.

 

Snow fleas??

 

Dale Kauzlaric

4 Months Ago

That's right they do exist, Abbie, google them. If you look closely at the black specks, they move around. Seems they are easier to find, if it is warmer out.

 

JC Findley

4 Months Ago

I use a large Igloo Marine cooler for the camera all year. It keeps it cool in the summer and warm in the winter and hides the valuable equipment from peering eyes. It is key to use an Igloo and not a Yeti as people will break the window for that.

Oh, if it is hot and humid let the camera warm up outside the cooler and wrapped in a towel for a slow warm up or everything will fog over. The cooler works so well that the camera will be cool enough to fog over hours after leaving an air conditioned house.

 

Regina Valluzzi

4 Months Ago

Extreme cold probably freezes or induces a phase transition in the liquid crystal used in liquid crystalline displays? Question mark because I don't know the specs on the kind of electronics you've been freezing to death.

This might be informative. The "bubbles" that destroy the displays are what I would expect from freezing a liquid crystal. BUT - I'm coming up empty trying to find articles where this is described explicitly in detail (so just an educated guess)

https://harvestcellular.net/can-cold-freezing-weather-harm-mobile-phone-lcd-screen/

 

Dale!!! Now I cannot unsee them!!!! Yuk!

 

Mike Savad

4 Months Ago

but are they edible?


---Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Dale Kauzlaric

4 Months Ago

Sorry Abbie.

 

Mike Savad

4 Months Ago


now i have to look for them.


---Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

There is more plankton

Dave

 

Robert Coppen

4 Months Ago

Thanks for the info.

 

Chuck De La Rosa

4 Months Ago

Didn't know about snow fleas. Where I live the little black specs don't move. They are from pollution. Hence the particulates Dave mentioned earlier in the thread.

 

Regina Valluzzi

4 Months Ago

Pretty sure "Snow fleas" would be frozen solid here.

 

George Robinson

4 Months Ago

I had a shoot where I worked all day at -15f with a Hasselblad. I pushed the cable release then waited a full second for the shutter to click. The exposures were right on.

 

David Bridburg

4 Months Ago

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/cold-weather-mess-phone-apos-170443375.html

Problems using iPhones in very cold climates. Battery life in particular, Lithium, is shortened.

Dave

 

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