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    Cold Weather LCD Question

    I am thinking to start building a carputer but I live in PA. The last couple days it has been close to 0 degrees if not under, outside. I was just wondering if this fridged cold would have any impact on a lilliput touchscreen LCD display.

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    It's not that fridge cold in the UK, but my touch screen, when cold, doesn't allow me to press the right places. when it warms up, it's fine.

    This is really annoying, and the only work arounds I can see are to either heat the screen or us an alternative method of input.

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    Its been reaching -40 (C/F are the same) on a nightly basis where I live. And my lilliput is a little dark for a few minutes. I do have the same problem as sama for about 15-20 minutes while the car warms up with touch screen pressing in the wrong areas.

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    Yup, I agree with them.

    My screen when cold (below 0C) becomes a bit dimmer until it warms up. And I do have the calibration of the touch issue as well when really really cold, but in my car it seems to warm up really fast.

    I usually remote start the car, and by the time I get to it after it has been sitting for 5 minutes, the screen is warmed up and good, and the computer is playing music.
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    I have just found out that placing my hand flat on the TS and stroking it a little, really helps!

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    I live in Philly and its been pretty cold here the past few days. But, the only thing that happens is my monitor is dimmer and the colors look faded. After about 5-10 minutes, everything's fine. I never had a problem with the touchscreen.

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    The reason I am asking is because I used to do cell phone repair. Some of the phones i worked on people would let them outside and the liquid in the crystals would freeze breaking the cells. I was just wondering if that could happen to the LCD in my car.

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