[ltp] Re: Suspend to disk issues

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 30 Oct 2010 08:13:18 -0200

On Fri, 29 Oct 2010, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > The thermal design of the X60 is obviously pretty crappy since a at max.

It isn't.

> > spinning fan should prevent the temperature from going through the roof.

It does... provided that your fan is in perfect operational condition, *AND*
that the thermal sink is in perfect operational condition.

And that last one breaks easily if you ever flex the notebook (handle it by
just one side or corner, which is an absolutely BAD idea, but one in every
two people do it).

Get it to a repair shop, or if you can do it yourself, remove the entire
headsink assembly, and do a very careful, very throughout replacement of the
old thermal interface with Arctic Silver 5 or some other AA/AA+ thermal
compound (yes, they are expensive. Don't use anything conductive or which
reacts to other metals, or you could destroy your ThinkPad).

Note: this assumes the X60 doesn't need a thermal pad or thermal adhesive.
Ask someone who has did the same kind of repair on a X60 first.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh