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IBM thinkpad T21 overheating?

My laptop lasts 20-30 minutes then switches off, cant re-boot says hard drive not found.

The longer i leave it to cool down the longer it works.

It's 27 degrees celcius here and i can see the fan work occasionally.

Trev

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  • hervensley Aug 21, 2008

    After further investigation i see that the fan never comes on,

    although when it crashes the fan then works sending out a lot

    of hot air.

    So i suppose it must be that sensor.

    I will get a cooling pad, however im heading to the tropics as i use it for marine navigation.

    Is it worth re-installing windows 2000 incase its a virus as i had

    antivirus switched off, im a ninny!

    You dont know if windows xp works with the mapping software do you?

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Does the battery get very hot? If so try running the laptop with it removed! This problem might also caused by a faulty heat sensor on the motherboard. Given the current cost of new laptops I wouldn't spend a lot of money on any repair options, but you could invest in a "laptop cooler" or chill mat see this link
http://www.quadcooler.com/

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

  • David Leahy Aug 21, 2008

    XP works with amost everything that W2k does, I use "Garmin" GPS software on my XP PC, have a safe trip

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