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My laptop hurts my lap

  1. Jul 28, 2008 #1
    I just purchased my first laptop computer about a month ago, and I am noticing some discomfort in my (male) lap. At first I thought perhaps it was due to the heat. But after moving it out of my lap to say a desk, I still noticed discomfort. I am thinking *maybe* it is related to the wireless transceiver, which I can freely turn on and off. Then what is the point of using it with no wireless internet? Obviously since I am feeling some degree of pain I should probably discontinue using this. Anyone else have problems here?
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    Where is the discomfort? I always set my laptop on a desk. Because your wrists will hang off the edge of the laptop, you can buy foam cushions to place in front of the laptop which are the same height as the laptop. This keeps your wrists level.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2008 #3

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    The wireless transceiver is not hurting your male lap. Use it on the desk for a few days, and if the pain persists, go see a doctor. It would be coincidence that you got the pain now, not due to the wireless transceiver in the laptop.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2008 #4
    Your manhood is trying to access the wireless internet. It's normal.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2008 #5
    I was going to say he needs to do some squats, but this will work. :approve:
     
  7. Jul 28, 2008 #6
    I would say coincidence and to see a doctor. Don't want anything bad going on there O.O
     
  8. Jul 28, 2008 #7

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    I agree that it's more likely coincidence. Other than heat, which you'd quickly notice was feeling too hot, there's nothing else about a laptop that should be hurting any of your male parts. See a doctor.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2008 #8
    Stop surfing the net for porn, and you'll stop getting those feelings in your pants.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2008 #9

    berkeman

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    Aha, now we finally have a cause-effect hypothesis. Why didn't I think of that?
     
  11. Jul 28, 2008 #10

    mgb_phys

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    Naked + fan ?
     
  12. Jul 28, 2008 #11

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: Don't close the CD tray on anything either. :uhh:
     
  13. Jul 28, 2008 #12
    Ouch! :cry:
     
  14. Jul 28, 2008 #13
    Let's look at the logistics of this situation:
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    Ummmmmmmmmm... Its annoying, because whenever I want to use the cd tray as a cup holder, I can't!!! Stupid laptops. :biggrin:
     
  15. Jul 28, 2008 #14
    You people disgust me with this kind of humor.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2008 #15

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    I frequently use my laptop while sitting/ laying in bed, it is on my mid section or lap, I frequently notice the heat but have never encountered any other sort of pain.. and yes I am using the wireless. Not at all sure what pain you are feeling.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2008 #16

    Dale

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    Ouch! Don't use a laptop on top of your lap.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2008 #17

    Moonbear

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    How do you keep a laptop on your lap long enough to blister the skin if it's that hot? Doesn't sound like that guy is quite all put together to have not noticed the heat and discomfort sooner.
     
  19. Jul 29, 2008 #18
    I've heard of defective batteries or just burning really hot.
     
  20. Jan 25, 2010 #19
    I realize this post is oldish, but I'm online because my "female lap" hurts when I have my laptop on my lap. I don't understand it, but it can effect my legs, my lap, and even my abdomen, and the pain can last a while. I keep asking myself why I keep putting it on my lap! I've had two laptops (differing brands), it happens with both. I put a fan under my computer, and even a 3-inch binder between me and the computer - same thing... very interesting. Anyhow, just wanted to say it's a good question. Let me know if you learned anything new about what causes it.
     
  21. Jan 25, 2010 #20
    Patient: It hurts whenever I do this.
    Doctor: Then don't do that.

    Seriously, your problem is called local warming. Here are some details:
     
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