Laptops on laps

By bobby123 ยท 10 replies
Aug 28, 2006
  1. I recently read a report that when you use your laptop its best not to put it on your lap as it can heat up thus leading to fertility problems.
  2. XenaWP

    XenaWP TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I think you'd have to be: 1) male and 2) sitting on it for this to be much of a problem.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    I'd me more worried about standing in front of a microwave waiting for hotpockets to cook.

    Then again, since I work in Air Defense around radars all the time, I'm probably already sterile.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I can't have my HP on my lap gets to damn hot
    I think I said something smart about that the other day
    you can't use most laptops in your lap anymore
    by the way
    this is a amd turion 64 1.8ghz 1gb ddr 400 100gb drive
    ati graphics don't remember the type could be a 9500
    this thing gets hot and fast
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Also, it is likely a temporary symptom. I imagine if for a few days or a week you don't use it on your lap the swimmers will work again.

    I think you have to be exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time over the course of a long time (probably months) to cause any permanate damage.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I wouldn't like to "cook" my eggs either :) You'd have to be paralized below the waist to stand the heat from a laptop on your lap for any length of time
  7. maniac_lonestar

    maniac_lonestar TS Rookie Posts: 117

    lmao, good one
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I used to build RADAR power supplies for Navy aircraft. These power supplies put out 5 and 30 VDC at 250 amps. We had a RADAR system firing into a dummy load on our roof. If these power supplies failed, they could burn their way through an inch of solid aluminium in no time
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    I remember being in stationed in Korea with a radar and Adashi was sitting on the edge of an empty rice paddy in the middle of winter. We tried to tell him it wasn't safe to stand in front. He wouldn't move because he didn't understand us. After a little while he started taking his shirt off, then tshirt..... it was hilarious... he was getting "cooked" in the middle of winter..... Finally we had to turn the radar off and force him to move....
  10. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 336

    so you all think laptops cant really cant cause much damage
  11. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    not unless its one of those dells
    can you picture it explding on yer lap
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