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Old 11-12-2017, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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I wanted to post an emoticon with the iPhone, I ended up with two question marks, I am sorry.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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If you don't care about your equipment and the data on your hard drives then by all means let them run hot.
Yea, OK.

The original point stands: laptops do not melt down from their own heat. They do not have shorter lifespans because...they get hot. Components do not live shorter lives because they are in a laptop and exposed to heat from the CPU or GPU built into ... themselves.
If you hard drive dies because... it get hot inside a laptop, that's a design flaw and not normal.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I think some of the difference in experience is due to location. I was an electronic equipment maintainer, and in Arabia, we had issues with dust that were nightmares. True, 90% of the time the equipment just faulted out and refused to run until we blew the dust out (and yes, we had filters), but not always.
WOW! That's nuts. Sounds like you are talking about something other then simple computers though?!?
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Oh... and

WOW! That's nuts. Sounds like you are talking about something other then simple computers though?!?
Arabian "sand" is as fine as baby powder. Some of it is white (fairly pure silica) but where I was, it was a tan color. We were running just about every kind of electronics I could think of.

One thing I brought from those experiences is: electrolytic capacitors are the first thing to go, when operating for extended periods of time in a hot environment. Thankfully, I don't think there are too many of those in a laptop (I could be wrong).

As for the guy who posted the picture of the computer full of dog hair, he said the owner kept the tower on the floor and after 18 months of four dogs, you could see there just wasn't much breathing room left in the cabinet. He found the whole thing pretty humorous, as he donned his mask and goggles to blow the dust (dander) and hair out of it. I didn't ask if he charges the same hourly fee for air hose time as he does for things like recovering data from a trashed hard drive
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