05-09-2010 11:26 PM
there is no schematic for the heat sensors for the R51, but you could look at the heat sensor position on the T4x, to get a rough idea of where it is on the R51.
Unfortunately there is a glitch on the Lenovo forum, where i can't access at your post history. So what made you determine that the sensors on the R51 has shorted out?
Use TPfancontrol to manually control the fan speed, this is a far easier way to manage your heat sensor problem.
05-10-2010 01:14 AM
Firstly, many thanks for the quick reply!! The fan functions, however, it is not being kicked into high speed when CPU use gets heavy, thus leading to heat-induced shutdowns. So I think that sensor is not sorted but is not functioning correctly, and surmised that the easiest way to deal with this might be to just short the appropriate leads on the sensor in order to make the fan run at full speed all the time. But any advice is appreciated.
05-10-2010 01:58 AM
just download Tpfancontrol and leave the fan running at either level 6 or 7.
Also, what is the temperature reading for your CPU and GPU when in the Tpfancontrol?
Fan not running at full speed is usually due to the software thermal management issue, not thermocouple per se. Unless you are getting erraneous temperature reading.
It is advisable that you don't short circuit anything on the motherboard. As this may cause more damages to the motherboard.
05-11-2010 05:18 PM
Check if any of this might work for you, my knowledge of FreeBSD is non-existant...