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Old 02-18-2012, 02:17 PM
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I was talking to a friend's son who is a Genius at an Apple Store. He was saying is is NOT A GOOD IDEA for me to leave my computer machine in the trunk when it gets cold outside. Said that computers are ruined every day doing that and thinks it might also affect a sewing machine.
Just thought I should pass this info on.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:20 PM
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Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:22 PM
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Thanks. I thought it was just the heat that was bad for them.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:25 PM
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Computers like a nice stable temperature. That is why the mainframes/servers have their own HVAC systems in big companies.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:33 PM
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Temperature changes cause condensation due to fluxuation in humidity levels.....bad for computers and sewing machines.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:22 PM
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I'd never leave my computerized machine in my car for several reasons. First, I'm Canadian, so dealing with cold winters and computers don't like cold. Even my old manual (vintage) machines don't like the cold, they have to warm up to room temperature or the belt inside just won't run.
Also, cars get broken into. I've had a theft from my vehicle (actually they took the whole car!) and would be devastated if my expensive machine went on a joyride.
Also, computerized machines don't like to fall over. Unless you had it tied down in the trunk, I could fall over when you go around corners or if you have to slam on the brakes. I may go overboard, but if I have to put my machine on the seat in the car, it wears a seatbelt!
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:30 PM
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I'm lost. Why would you keep a sewing machine in the car? The only time mine ever goes for a ride is when I take it in for service or when it goes to retreats with me. In both instances it sits on the floor in the back seat and is removed immediately.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:42 PM
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I don't leave my sewing machines in the car. Yes, the temperature fluctuations are bad for them. But worse, I have separation anxiety! Can't sew without 'em!
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:24 PM
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I take mine to Arizona every winter, and yes it wears a seatbelt, or is in a wheeled tote secured in the back of Trail Blazer. It comes into the hotel room every night we're on the road, not only because of theft, but the cold nights on the way down. Would not be a happy camper if I couldn't use it when we got there.
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Leave my baby in the car? NEVER!
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