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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2010-05-27, 12:11 PM

All,

 

I know the comments have continued to come in on this, and we never marked a solution in this thread because I didn't believe their was consensus, nor will their likely be.

 

However, I would suggest several things:

 

1) Update to the latest BIOS. Lenovo updated the fan operatin through BIOS several different times over the course of the product life in response to the discussion here.  BIOS 94 or later should be good.

 

2) If you hear a mechnanical sound to the fan, as if the blades are rubbing the housing rather than just blowing air, I would recomend contacting service.

 

3) There are also some user developed software fan control solutions found in this forum - while Lenovo cannot recommend or support these, a number of customers have found them helpful and it may be worth reading some of those threads as well to see if these are right for you.

 

 I see almost no comments on fan operation on S10-2 and S10-3 systems, so I conclude that we have listened to customer feedback and have worked to improve operation in newer designs. 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2010-07-04, 14:07 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I have the same problems with the fan (ok, not the only problems with my S10e, but the most annoying).

I bought the S10e for use in the university, but the loud fan makes it  impossible to use it without disturbing others - especially in library (fan kicks in without ANY reason - also while the system is idleing).

 

I am using a 95 Bios at the moment. In my opinion this version is no big step forward comparedto the previous ones (5x, 6x).

 

I called the Lenovo support, but after 1 hour of waiting (i made three calls and waited 50, 65, and 60 minutes!!) no one could help me. Since this is no "real problem" there is no need (and no possibility) to fix or change it by guaranty.

 

It is good to see, that the new models do not seem to have this problem, but this does not help ME!

 

I will not buy any other Lenovo product and will recommend all my friends and family to do so.

The problem is not the bad product but the way lenovo deals with that issue. I cannot imagine how a company can afford to behave like thas in these days.

 

Best regards,

a disappointed customer from germany

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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2010-07-04, 14:51 PM
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USB-C: Just cos it fits don't mean it works.
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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2010-10-15, 20:29 PM
is this thread still going? has lenovo fixed this problem yet?
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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2010-10-15, 20:37 PM

No its not fixed. Lenovo ignored it for long enough to get away with it.

 

Bloody criminal but in the process they upset thousands of S10 owners and lost future business.....serves them right.

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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2011-02-11, 23:14 PM

 

Bought a Lenovo S10-3 laptop today. The computer has a good chance of success, it is not manufactured in a cheap shiny plastic, and you do not have to rip up the whole computer to upgrade it. It has a wonderful keyboard and looks really nice. But we have the fan that pulls everything down to the bottom, it makes a **bleep** sound and never stop blowing. It was a failed purchase.

 

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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2011-02-11, 23:19 PM

The latest BIOS does not solve the problem with the fan.

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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2011-02-19, 14:17 PM

I have a question.  I put Windows 7 on my S10e, and since, my fan control attempts to quiet it town or just turn off the fan aren't working.  The fan is on all the time!  Any suggestions?  I know there was a potential fix in the BIOS v90 update, but I guess they never resolved the crashing issue and just deleted that version.  Any help would be greatly valued!

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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2011-02-19, 18:11 PM

nevermind, i solved my own problem.  you can use the s10 fan control program under xp compatibility mode and it reads the temp and lets you control the fan.  success!

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Re: S10/S10e Fan Problems - Collecting Info for Lenovo

2011-03-07, 17:43 PM

Slash is right - this is a factory defect .

Heatsink doesn't make contact with CPU
. The interval between the processor and heatsink is about  1mm (1R-0R SMD inductor is too high).  Therefore, the processor and chipset is the thick layer of silicone.

 

lenovo7b.jpg

 

 

Look at the pictures (High resolution 2048x1536):


http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4007/lenovo1o.jpg
http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/264/lenovo2a.jpg
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7459/lenovo3d.jpg
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4792/lenovo4.jpg
http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/4154/lenovo5.jpg


Very Disappointed with Lenovo IdeaPad S10 & Support.

Edit by mod resize pic to <50k

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