[ltp] x61: Fan error

Martin N linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 23:08:02 +0100


At 22:33 02/04/2015, you wrote:
>On Thu, 2015-04-02 at 18:39 +0100, Martin N wrote:
> > I had a noisy fan on my x61.
>My fan was silent. Because it refused to run at all.

Yes, i was extrapolating

> > Just opened it up, cleaned the dust off the=20
> fan and screwed it back together.
> > Silent fan again.
> >
> > Try and clean it, you may be surprised how much dust it clogging it up.
>This is what I did: I sprayed some canned air into the fan (X61 shut
>down, battery removed, but nothing disassembled: ie, I sprayed the fan
>from the outside!). Even my dysfunctional ears could here the fan
>rotating at high speed after the flow of air had stopped.
>The next boot saw the fan kick in on a "yum update", which moved the
>(main?) temperature above, I think, 60 degrees Celsius.
>Mission accomplished for =80 8!

Good stuff.

Still easy to get to the fan without going through the whole heat sink

The air can doesnt get rid of it all.


"If you give me six lines written by the hand of=20
the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."
  - so said Cardinal Richelieu:=20