12-09-2013 10:46 PM - edited 12-09-2013 10:55 PM
My X201 was getting really hot when I work. At some point SpeedFan showed 103C as a core temperature. Today I remove the keyboard and turned on the laptop. What I found is that the fan runs for few second when you turn on the laptop, and stops. While I was working for the next 5-10 minutes, the fan didn't start running. I think this is why my laptop gets too hot. And question is how do I make the fan running? Is there any setting in the BIOS that I should check? Any software that will start the fan running?
12-09-2013 11:42 PM
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I’m sorry to hear that Fan is not running properly in your Lenovo ThinkPad X201.
It seems your system is overheating since the fan is not running properly. Are you getting any error messages during system startup? Is the system shutting down abruptly?
Go to BIOS and press F9 to setup default settings. Update BIOS to the latest version and check. Make sure that Fan assembly and the system gets enough power supply, the air vents are not blocked and there is a proper air flow. Check if there is something blocking the free spinning of Fan.
Refer the hardware maintenance manual to understand how to disassemble and check the system.
12-10-2013 12:48 AM - edited 12-10-2013 12:53 AM
mithunr, thank you very much for your replay.
First I've resetted BIOS settings to the default with F9 it didn't help. Then I updated the BIOS to the 1.40 version (is was 1.15 ver) no results. Hot air comes out from notebook when it is just started, so there is no problem with air flow. Unfortunately these are not working for me.
And there is one more problem that I forgot to mention in my fist message. Whe I shut down the laptop, windows freezes at the point when it says "Shutting down". Only pressing the power button for few seconds will turn off the laptop.
12-10-2013 02:15 AM
It seems there is some hardware issue involved causing the problem. I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
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12-10-2013 06:36 AM
12-10-2013 08:06 AM - edited 12-10-2013 08:10 AM
I installed elementary OS Luna on it, but again it didn't help. Then I completely disassembled the laptop.
When I connected 5V power source to the fan just to check it works. Which means the fan itself is ok. Tomorrow I am going to try with another fan from other laptop.
What part of laptop runs those fans? I mean how a laptop detects that it is getting too hot and starts running the fan? Maybe that part on my laptop is broken?
Hope it'll help.
12-10-2013 08:16 AM
12-10-2013 03:02 PM