[ltp] x61: Fan error

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:56:34 -0300

On Thu, 02 Apr 2015, Paul Bolle wrote:
> 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.

Never do this.  It can damage the fan circuitry.  Always lock the fan blades
when air-blasting them, so that they won't rotate at very high speeds.

You were lucky the thinkpad fans and fan drivers are of a much better
quality than most.

  "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