Keep it away from the bed clothes / quilt! My current piglet (unix name of
my laptop) was passed on to me as a system that over-heated within a
couple of minutes. The judicious use of a commercial vacuum cleaner with
small nozzle attached sorted that problem out :) As the 'muck' is sucked
into the macine, simply sucking on the import side of the fan (the outside)
sorted it out. For desktop systems, the 'muck' can get into your CPU fan
etc, but laptops tend to use a heat-sink to the central fan. At least, that
has been my experience with laptops.
> On 6 March 2012 19:33, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1@gmai...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Since my last update a number of things have stopped working.
> > 1. Brightness controls no longer work (fn+F8 and fn+F9)
> > 2. Only skip forward works (fn+F12), skip backwards (fn+F10) no longer
> > 3. Suspend on lid-close appears to have stopped working - the box is
> > checked in my power preferences
> > 4. Fan appears to have stopped working.
> > I am using the Gnome 3 desktop and running a thinkpadx121e.
> > Does anyone know how i go about finding out what's causing the
> > problem, or how i can fix it?
> > Thanks,
> > j
> On this issue, it played up again, with the fan problems meaning the
> machine was getting way too hot. So i sent it back to Lenovo who
> cleaned everything out and replaced both the keyboard and fan. All
> under warranty so no cost - other than the 10 days without my machine.
> Everything is working now with the machine running cool.
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