How to keep my computer safe?
I'm going to DJ a wedding coming up soon and it's an outdoor wedding. I'm worried that the afternoon sun could damage my computer as they will not have a tent. Is there anything I can do keep my laptop safe from the sun? Obviously, I can't stick an umbrella next to the table!
Any ideas? (Not to expensive, but I will if I have too!)
- Decorate a 3-sided box to shade it with. Bet the bride would be willing to help you or give suggestions so it will blend into her scheme.
- There are "Laptop sunshades" (search on google images) you can buy or make yourself out of cardboard, if it's going to be in a very hot place and direct sunlight at the spot you will be setting up your equipment. Otherwise you can find tree shade and just be aware of bird poop :p
If it's late afternoon, not really that hot, or it's a cloudy day, your computer should be fine. Computers are designed to withstand temperatures of 50° to 95° Fahrenheit (or 10° to 35° for you Celsius folks), but anything higher is likely to lower your laptop's battery life or even make your hard drive expand.