If you are a tech-savvy person, you will definitely have a PC. Along with that, you most probably have a Laptop as well. Laptops are mostly used for working remotely and carrying your work with you. Now, we know that there are some conditions which are not best suited for a Laptop. For example, Laptops or even smartphones are not designed to work in extreme heat. But it is currently Winter and that is a problem too, Laptops are not accustomed to working under Extreme Cold Conditions.
As far as the working temperatures are concerned, Laptops can work in a temperature range of 50 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Talking about measurements in Celcius, you are looking at a minimum of 10 degrees to a max of 35 degrees. Now, these temperatures are mostly crossed in Winters and Summers. But there is always a margin of +/- 5-10 degree Celcius. Therefore, you are looking at temperatures of 0-degree Celsius to 45-degree Celsius which is extreme-but-manageable.
However, if the temperatures go above or below this range than it is a problem for the Laptops or electronic devices in general. Now, there are many parts of the world where the temperatures go way below the freezing point. Therefore, you would need to perform some tasks in order to protect your Laptops in extremely cold conditions so as to keep them running. Here are the best tips by us which you can try to protect your Laptop from Cold Weather:
1. Buy a Ruggedized Laptop
The first and the best tip for extreme cold conditions is to use a Laptop made for those conditions. These type of Laptops are known as Ruggedized Laptops. Most of the companies manufacture laptops which can work in extreme hot or cold conditions. However, if you do not have the budget to buy a Ruggedized one then keep on reading the other tips mentioned below
2. Keep your Laptop at a Safe and Warm location
This is a tip which is the most beneficial when it comes to extreme conditions. Whenever we feel too cold, we tend to go to a place which is safe and warm. Same applies to the Laptop as well. You should not keep your Laptop in Cold conditions and rather keep it in warmer conditions if possible
3. Give it some time to warm up before booting
One of the most important tips is not to boot up your Laptop if it feels too cold. There is a chance that the Laptop might have frozen. Therefore, you should not rush in booting up the Laptop because the parts inside it may get damaged.
4. Do not follow warming methods from non-trusted sources
The most important thing to do is to follow methods of warming which are from trustworthy sources. Even if your laptop is frozen, do not try warming methods which are not known to be working. Do proper research before trying any method because it has a risk of damaging your laptop.
5. Use a Laptop Warmer
Now, we have all used a body warmer when it gets too cold outside. Similarly, there are Laptop warmers available on online websites. The laptop warmers keep the laptop warm in a safe and sound manner.
6. Avoid Laptop getting heated too much
One of the mistakes that people make in cold conditions is to keep the laptop in a bag or case. You should NEVER do this mistake. The reason is that Laptops have fans and the fans have ventilation outlets. Now, if you block those ventilation outlets because of bags or cases then how will the heat get dissipated. This makes the laptop overheat and this can be a problem as well.
7. Take Care of your Laptop’s display
Sometimes, you may find that your laptop’s display is frozen. If that’s the case, you should not boot up your laptop. Also, you should not use heaters or other gadgets to heat your laptop’s display. This can cause permanent damage to your laptop’s display. Rather, take your laptop to a mechanic who will know how to unfreeze a frozen display
8. Do not expose your Laptop to Cold conditions
Most important and also the most obvious tip is not to keep your laptop in cold conditions. Areas, where it is likely to be extremely cold, should be avoided such as cars.
9. Prevent the Laptop from shutting down automatically
Now, there is one way to keep a laptop running so as to keep it heated all the time. This is to tweak the settings on your laptop so that it stays awake all the time. With this, your laptop will never stop running and therefore, it will stay warm. Now, this can definitely help in running the laptop in extremely cold conditions but you should take care of the other tips too.
Finally, make sure to try all of the above tips and we are sure that you will have your laptop running in cold conditions as well. If you are following any other methods for this scenario then please share them in the comments section below and we will be happy to add them to our list.