[ltp] the fan of ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th starts quite often lately

Uwe Brauer oub.oub.oub at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 21:36:56 CEST 2020

>>> "LF" == Luca Fornasari <luca.fornasari at gmail.com> writes:

   > On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 7:12 PM Carles Pina i Estany <carles at pina.cat> wrote:
   >  Hi,

   >  On Apr/11/2020, Uwe Brauer wrote:
   >> >>> "LF" == Luca Fornasari <luca.fornasari at gmail.com> writes:
   >> > Uwe,
   >> > Have you considered the idea of changing the thermal paste between the processor and the fan?
   >> > Trust me ... there is no culprit in the OS ... it's the thermal paste.
   >> Oops, you mean a hardware problem. That is really bad, because in the

   >  I wouldn't completely rule out a software problem.

   > Obviously if the CPU is at 100% it needs some "fresh" air ...
   > Uwe please check if you have high CPU load ...
   > Keep in mind that anyway after a couple or more years the thermal paste loose the physical properties.

   > Sure you can do it by yourself. I am not sure if this invalidate
   > your warranty (if it is not yet expired) anyway Lenovo is a "Do It
   > Yourself" friendly company and hardware manuals are easily
   > available. A simple search for "Lenovo X1 Hardware Maintenance
   > Manual" brought me to
   > https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1_carbon3_hmm_en_sp40g55065.pdf

Thanks, I might give it a try, but I have to admit that I am also afraid
because I need my laptop now and can afford a new one.

   > A couple of hours of work and a lot of self gratification ;-)
   > I did this to my ThinkpPad W540 because I was not able anymore to use the discrete GPU because of high temperature.

   > Let us know your progress.

   > Ciao
   > Luca

Take care (I presume you live in Italy so I hope you are doing well)


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