Beating the Heat for Your Laptop

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If living without your laptop computer for even the shortest amount of time and you have to take it outside in this incredible summer heat, be warned! The summer heat can wreak havoc on your laptop if you use it outside during the heat of the day for any duration. So it is always better to be safe than sorry and safeguard against possible heat damage that could compromise your laptop resulting in expensive repairs.

First, when transporting your laptop, keep it off the hot car seat and out of the direct sun coming in the windows. Be especially careful if you leave it in the car in this extreme heat. Better to keep it on the floor of the car where it is protected from direct sunlight and keep the air conditioning on.

Laptops are typically no more prone to computer failure or damage than desktop computers except for issues with their batteries. For this reason you will want to guard against overheating the unit to safeguard the batteries inside.

Always make sure the airflow vent is free and unobstructed. Some airflow vents are positioned on the bottom of the laptop exactly where it meets your knees if you are sitting with it on your lap. You will want to skew the laptop so your knee is not directly beneath the vent to keep it free and clear because it will be working very hard in the heat.

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