The summer has people in the Valley dealing with another batch of hot weather, and it could be bad news for all of your phones, laptops and other gadgets if you leave them in the hot sun.
Instructional Technology Supervisor Karen Campbell at Harrisonburg City Schools said leaving electronics in cars is common, and a big mistake.
She said when using them in your house, make sure there is adequate ventilation so air can circulate around your computers.
Campbell said it is much worse to have a computer in extremely hot weather than extremely cold weather.
"As the computer is processing, it gives off a good amount of heat. And they have fans that will help carry the heat away, but if it's in an environment that's much hotter, the fans cannot cool it down enough, which will cause problems," said Campbell.
She said if your computer is running hot, it could be processing at times, but you might want to get it checked out if it is consistent.
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