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Re: [Libreboot] X60 constantly overheating and shutting down.

From: Daniel Tarrero
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] X60 constantly overheating and shutting down.
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 09:57:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

i guess its the fan plenty of dust :)
agree, the best is open and replace, should be cheap.

also is not the best to play the laptop over any kind of textile (pants,
beds, whatever). Those are designed to retain heat, while laptop case is
intended to dissipate it.

looks like a hardware issue

On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 11:49:30PM +0200, Albin wrote:
> Also, make sure that you remove the wifi card and replace it with one
> that works with free software.  See and
> scroll down to "Recommended wifi chipsets".
> Albin
> Den 2016-05-29 kl. 23:45, skrev Albin:
> > Hi bard,
> > 
> > You should open up the computer, replace the thermal paste and clean the
> > fan (or replace it if broken).  This has nothing to do with libreboot.
> > 
> > Good luck!
> > 
> > Albin
> > 
> > Den 2016-05-29 kl. 23:25, skrev bard:
> >> I'm not sure if this is Libreboot related or not, but I don't know where
> >> else to ask. I have a Libreboot-ed X60 running Trisquel 7. I really don't
> >> do anything intense on it, 90% of the time I just have Icecat and a
> >> terminal open. Sometimes I run I2P, which does not take that much CPU
> >> according to the CPU monitor I put in the task bar. I am constantly
> >> monitoring it because I've become so paranoid of overheats. Regardless of
> >> how much I don't stress my CPU the X60 it still keeps overheating and
> >> shutting down. The bottom side, especially around where the speaker, RAM
> >> and heatsink are, get far too hot to touch without causing pain. This is
> >> becoming too much of a problem, I can't get any work done before it shuts
> >> down. Before that point my legs will start to get burned if the X60 is in
> >> my lap. I run a command every time I boot the system to set the fan stay on
> >> it's highest level, but even working at full speed it cannot dissipate the
> >> heat. I don't know what else to do. Can anybody here help me, please? Thank
> >> you for reading.
> >>
> > 

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