Reading the manual??
Originally Posted by harkon
i´m probable the only one who read the whole manual before powering mine up. it´s really strange, because i only do things like that to tease myself. when i was a kid i used to open all my christmas presents very very slowly... haha. i´m sick...
That is soo funny!!!!
I received my laptop at 5:00 pm. It sat in a FedEX truck all day with the temperature around 28 degree F. After taking a few pictures of it to post on this forum I turned the power on. I had no problems with mine.
Some more recent experience. I have an earthmate GPS receiver that I plug into my laptop when I'm traveling. I took my Dell Inspiron 8100 (1.2Ghz 60GB HD 15"LCD) with me on a trip. It was about 18 degrees that day and I traveled two hours to get to an NRA Instructor class. I left the laptop in my car for 10.5 hours. When I got back to my car I let it warm up for about 10 minutes (it takes almost 20 minutes before my car starts cranking out any amount of warm air) and popped open the laptop and secured it to my Car mount and powered it up. The hard drive sounded weird during boot up. I thought I was going to have problems booting it up after 10 hours of sitting out in my car at that temperature. But it booted up with no problems other than the strange noise coming from the HD. Those sounds eventually went away once the car was sufficiently warmed up. I have been using that Dell a lot since that day with no problems.
So the moral here is that when you get your Area-51m rip the box open and turn that baby on, right now! You won't have any problems due to your laptop being out in that cold FedEx truck all day.