03-21-2009 11:36 PM
I have the exact same problem. Overheating from the left side of the computer. It gets worse when I play a video game or when it is streaming video. Additionally, the touchpad is dead. The computer frequently shuts itself off when it overheats. The fan still works.
Anyone have a fix or is this a manufacturing defect?
03-24-2009 07:35 AM
I haven't encountered my Y410 shutting down due to heating after long hours of operation. I actually left mine running nearly 24 hours (slept through the night without turning it off but it was scanning for viruses and I expected it to be very long). I think at normal operations even at High Performance, it is really heating at first but cools down even if charging. When playing games, the GPU heats up fastly because of 3D graphics processing and the fan is struggling to dissipate the heat. I played Sims 2 here and it was breathing really hot air. Other than that, it did not even shut down.
It makes me think that maybe it's a safety feature for the laptop so that it will lessen the chance of component damage due to heat.
07-27-2009 07:59 AM - edited 07-28-2009 07:08 AM
Man I telll you I did every possible thing I was able to do to resolve this issue...My PC's performance drained out & it was like hell as it started crashing in 5 minutes interval smetime & than I started to get BSOD.
Just by chance I opened the Laptop fan cover & was shocked. Here are the pics shared so that you can start trusting me....
Now first thing you will do is to open it & clean it. My heat sink was choked with junk (Dust & hairy thread like stuff). Not suggested if you have warranty running but if in case that is over....just get right pair of screw driver & open the tab. You will love me for this suggestion. For better idea of how to do that....follow the suggestion given by Mark_Lenovo. Infact I am also thankful to him for giving better direction to accomplish the task. Thanks Mark...
07-28-2009 06:40 AM
I previously posted some pics and advice on this as well. They may be helpful in cleaning out the dust and ensuring cool operation of your system.
07-28-2009 06:40 PM
Thank you! I used the fix you posted and the heat from my laptop has been greatly reduced. It's not running as cool as when I purchased it, but I can use it on my lap once again. The top of the computer is still putting off some heat and bothers my wrists. The touchpad is dead - probably from the heat. I am using an external mouse.
11-02-2009 02:26 AM
i have the overheating problem.. so i open-up the fan portion (using philip screw driver.. simple job) and discover the dusk that clog the fan oulet.. after the cleaning .. walllaaaa.. the notebook never overheated again...
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