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X30 Laptop Makes Me Wanna Burn Stuff


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Yes, so anyway, I was loaned this thinkpad x30 so I could work. When I was loaned this laptop, it would shut down randomly -- this is expected, as my uncle (who loaned it), had this problem.

 

Well for a month the darn thing would shut down randomly, driving me insane as it is required of me to use a laptop during work. This continued until I broke down and installed winXP over the prior win2k OS. Everything runs smooth...except the initial problem:

 

The cpu/case fan doesn't run. I mean it does, in that it runs during power up and then stops after about three seconds, and will not run until I play ragnarok online or some game that requires full system resources. So we're talking about a laptop that will start at 48*C and go hot hot hot until it goes above 60*C and then poof, instability.

 

Is there a way to force the fan to run while the cpu is idle, or failing that, if I were to buy a usb fan, where would I put it? Or what else can I do?

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It could very well be something else, like a psu issue, but in any case, if I were to say 'my laptop shuts down randomly...and only when it goes over 60*C', then what?

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60c is very hott problay won't work well under those tempchures and shutsdown.

 

They do sell lap top coolers that have 2 fans on the bottom blowing constantly for $20-$40 USD and give you more usb slots.

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something is definately not right then maybe the thermal sensor is shot and just doesnt know what temparature its at

 

my p3 laptop just has its fan on 24/7 as its folding i hope it wont screw the fan eventually because i would have to do some modding because a replacement will prolly cost an arm and a leg

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