Friday, August 25, 2006

ThinkPads Hit the Fan

What is it about IBM ThinkPads and their cooling fan? Last week my G40 stopped working, and I took it in on Friday to have it repaired. I'll only know in 96 hours what the cost will be.
This week Penny's R31 laptop started overheating. Same problem: the fan just doesn't turn fast enough. Are ThinkPads all this unreliable? A quick Google search mentions other people having problems with their fans. I'm sure that the cooling system on my G40 isn't adequate, and I'm going to retire it to become a Linux server when I get it back. But surely a simple R31 with a small hard drive, not that much memory and student usage isn't nough to make the darn thin conk out after a few months usage?

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