Had an outside event yesterday under a patio. It was 104 degrees. Bad Bad Bad idea...Never again..
Don't leave your equipment in the car prior to an event. I was running errands before the event and had everything in the car (3hours). After setting up and 5 minutes of photo booth testing, everything was lagging and sluggish. The live view was really laggy. So i checked the computer and it was HOTTT. Took the computer out and stuck it in the freezer for about 8 minutes and it was good again.
Got everything plugged up and running and everything was smooth for 10 minutes. Then the live view stops working. Everything else worked. To see whats wrong, i try testing live view on the camera, but then i get the message temperature is overheating cannot display live view right now. There goes my problem. The camera is burning hot!! I'm not sure if it was because i forgot to turn off the camera while the laptop was in the freezer or if it was already hot when it was sitting in my car all day.
So the live view wasn't working, but it was able to take the 3 pictures with a countdown. But it was stuck on the print screen for about 40 seconds, then finally printed. Then the next person could go. Do you think my printer was overheating as well? I have the DS40 and it normally takes 8 seconds. Or was it because my laptop was too hot so it sent signals to the printer too slow?
Do you set your camera to sleep after a certain amount of time? Right now mine is on never
Do you set your laptop to sleep after a certain amount of time? Right now mine is on never
I don't have fans in my booth, but i'm not sure if that would have even helped in this heat.
Has anyone ever experienced overheating equipment inside or a venue or outdoors?