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2nd Thinkpad T430s to overheat?!?

2013-04-05, 0:36 AM

I was very happy with my thinkpad which I ordered in late December.

 

After the 1st week, the laptop was in my bag, comming back from school opened it at home and the whole laptop was hot, like fire hot. So i quickly removed the battery and let it rest for a while. When it was safe to do so, I put the battery back and turned it on and I had this problem, where It would have 4 cycles of 4 beeps;

 

Here is a video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWuikhzwJyE

 

I called lenovo customer service and they sent me a new one because it was less than 21 days old.

 

So with my new thinkpad t430s, I was again happy with it thinking this problem was just a defective machine. WRONG. Today, samething, coming back from school, opening my bag and the whole laptop was burning hot, like fire hot! I took it out removed the battery and let it rest for a while. Again, I put the battery in but this time it boots but NO WIFI is available to connect to!

 

This is ridiculous, I have had an old HP laptop, about 5 years still run to this day. I thought lenovo was reliable, I am very upset with this as exams are really soon and having a laptop is very crucial.

 

Please guide me, I really like lenovo but after this happened TWICE, I'm not really interested in buying from lenovo in the future.

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Re: 2nd Thinkpad T430s to overheat?!?

2013-04-05, 0:44 AM

so you put it in a bag without putting it to asleep first?

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Re: 2nd Thinkpad T430s to overheat?!?

2013-04-05, 0:45 AM

I always put it to sleep first, I check if the half moon is on.

 

** I close the screen and the half moon appears.

 

 

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2013-04-05, 0:54 AM

I  guess something (e.g. keys, wirelss, usb) waked it up. You can check from the system log to see what caused the wake up.

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Re: 2nd Thinkpad T430s to overheat?!?

2013-04-05, 0:59 AM

Why would it do that? This is really not what I expected to happen? I use this as a daily commute and my final exams are very soon..? I'm very very dissappointed to see this happen..

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2013-04-05, 1:49 AM
That's certainly not normal behavior.

See if you can reproduce it under a controlled environment. Then when it wakes up by itself, follow these instructions:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/122012-lastwake-command.html

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Re: 2nd Thinkpad T430s to overheat?!?

2013-04-05, 12:52 PM
I saw something like that once. Closing the lid may sleep it but its still running and needs to despense with heat. You may need to confirm the close lid options in Power manager to Hibernate. In that mode it dumps the memory map and state to a large file and then shuts down. No heat is generated and when opened and reactivated it load that file bring itself back to the way it was before.
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2013-04-05, 20:11 PM

Thermal output when the machine is in sleep should be next to zero. (When the machine actually enters and remains in sleep for the duration.)


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Re: 2nd Thinkpad T430s to overheat?!?

2013-04-05, 20:23 PM
I don't travel with mine that much but when I do I shut it down. Some nights I close the lid and the half moon is on and opening it in the morning from sleep it pops up read to go except for the WiFi to connect back which takes the longest. At least 15-30 sec after the rest for some reason. But its not loading files back in as disk activity is minimal.
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Re: 2nd Thinkpad T430s to overheat?!?

2013-04-06, 23:31 PM

A mild version of this happened to me a few times: Thought the laptop was asleep and it was closed, but the fan kept coming on every few minutes. One time it was in a laptop case and it was very warm when I pulled it out.

 

The problem disappeared when I switched from Windows to Ubuntu.

 

My laptop is a T430s that arrived in January. The Windows 7 Pro setup was factory and very vanilla.

 

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