[ltp] x61: Fan error

Rainer H. Rauschenberg linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:26:52 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 2 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.

This may also be accomplished with a vacuum cleaner, but both methods bear 
a risk to damage the motherboard or other components, because the fan 
works as a generator and may induce a much too high voltage when spun very