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Overheating, Sunlight, Unit shut off.
Yesterday we were trying to create a video for work showing the potential of Skype and the ability to draw in 3D space during the conversation and I ran into an issue. I live in California, and yesterday it was cloudless ~80 degree day. We were trying to film and after about 5 minutes of sun exposure while the device was being used, it would shut off. It would then shut off immediately when trying to turn it back on after that. Only after letting the device sit for about 5 minutes would it start working again. I check the device temperature through the device portal (website) and it said Cool, but obviously it seemed as though it was not. The outer case was very warm to the touch, but not overly hot. Since then I've tried the device server times indoors and it seems to work perfectly fine under load, and does not shut down after long periods of use, so it would seem to me that the sunlight surely overheated the device itself.
So my question is, has this happened to anyone else, is this a normal use scenario for the heat, or is my device possibly over sensitive to heat and should be looked at, exchanged, return, etc.
If need be I can open an incident, but wanted to see what the community thoughts were.