Overheating?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Itzxdjx, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Wolffmann34

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    While I was in Louisiana last week the temp was in the mid 70's but the sun seemed really hot, so I tried reading in the sun, I managed to find an angle where I could sort of see the screen and managed to struggle through reading for about 10 minutes, I wanted to see if I could make my unit overheat but trying to see it while in the sun was not worth it, so I laid it on a towel on the trunk of my car, turned on in the book app. I let it sit there for over an hour and although it was very warm from the heat of the sun, it was still operating.

    I'm glad it did not overheat, but I still could not imagine trying to read while in the sun, so even if there had been a problem, it wouldn't have been one for me.

    I also thought I would set my Macbook Pro in the same environment, on the trunk with sun shining on the screen and keyboard. Within minutes the fan was on high even though there were no programs running at the time and the display was set to energy save (using integrated video). It did continue to operate but had almost killed my battery due to the high speed fan in less than an hour.

    I guess the heat of the sun may be an issue for many products, it is just more likely that someone would use an iPad in direct sun than many other products such as laptops.
     
  2. CaptKirk

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    My replacement is doing the same thing. I suspect when summer arrives we are going to hear a lot more about this issue.. Not that I think it will solve the problem, I'm taking unit two to the Apple store tomorrow for another replacement. :confused:
     
  3. TheBaron

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    All these posts are really making me feel very lucky. I live in Arizona where the temperatures are already reaching mid 90s. I read outside quite a bit and have never had my iPad overheat.
     
  4. iVan

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    With all of this happening, I still wonder if there is software code linking the light sensor to the temperature sensor. Sunshine to me appears to set off warnings much too quickly.
     
  5. TheBaron

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    That would make the most sense. I've been reading outside at work on my lunch breaks when it's been up to 94 degrees. Mine has never overheated, BUT I am sitting in the shade with no direct sunlight hitting the iPad.
     
  6. iserian

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    What's the Point in Returning IPAD for 2nd or 3rd Ipad?

    To the folks who are on their 2nd or 3rd ipad due to overheating what is the POINT in continuing to return yours for another unit??

    I think its pretty clear that its not "YOUR" unit - its "ALL Units 64GB" given the right conditions. Note - Is it just 64 GB units or are folks overheating on 16's 32's etc...?

    If I saw that folks who swapped units out for new units were solving their problems then I'd get in line as well but at this point it appears that this is not the case.

    TESTED - I have 2 64's-

    Had one of them give the Sun Error last week while sitting outside watching tennis lessons - within 5 minutes of direct sun (High 72 degrees) light it was all over. This was my first attempt to use the Pad in direct sun light. Waited 10 minutes tried again and it went out within 2 minutes.

    Today I took both of my 64's out side and used them in Direct Sun Light (High's in the high 60's- low 70's") the first one died right at 7 minutes and the next one got the error at 11 minutes.


    For me the KILLER APP for the Ipad's is reading at the Beach. The good news is that my beach setup includes several large umbrella's and so far I have not had any overheating after hours and hours of reading/using the Ipad with MIFI at the beach - Under Umbrella - and a nice cool breeze from the ocean.
     
  7. iVan

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    You're the perfect candidate for an experiment. Could you try that what you did again with the light sensor obliterated on one of the two devices?
     
  8. CaptKirk

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    Mine is the 64gig, each ocassion when I got the error was when I am either reading WS or one of my subscriptions on Zinio
     
  9. iserian

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    I'll have one of my 64's in the sun tomorrow (same tennis lesson's) -

    Where is the sensor (Square above the charger pins?)

    Wondering if just covering the sensor by hand will work or if blue tape would be a better option.



     
  10. brhon

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    I'm not surprised units are overheating. The front is glass and the back is aluminum. The two best materials for holding and trapping heat. I will not not be using my iPad in hot sunny weather.
     

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