Hardware issue?

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Jul 3 14:26:03 UTC 2011

On 03/07/11 23:56, Billie Walsh wrote:
> On 07/03/2011 07:32 AM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
>> On 03/07/11 07:28, Billie Walsh wrote:
>>> On 07/03/2011 07:02 AM, compdoc wrote:
>>>> Is the cpu overheating?
>>> I'll second that question. Those bloody things run HOT. Mine was so hot
>>> you could almost cook on the computer case. I couldn't get enough air
>>> flow through the case till I took off the side panel and set an 
>>> external
>>> fan to blow through the case. Now it's nice and cool.
>> And what is hot?
> Well, in my instance, it was uncomfortable to hold my hand on the 
> outside of the computer case. The case was running well over 100 
> degrees F. Possibly 120 or so. With the computer case that hot I 
> didn't need to know the processor and power supply temperatures were 
> way to high for reliable long term safety.
> That's in a room where I maintain about a 75 to 80 degree ambient 
> temperature at all times.

A week or so ago I received an email which purported to relate a true 
case where somebody died as a result of using a laptop.

The story went that a young man was persuaded by the father to stay just 
a bit longer before catching a plane out of the city to make sure that 
his mother would see be able to see him before he left - and there was 
time for this to happen before his plane departed. So he decided to take 
a nap while waiting for his mother. However, this meeting never occurred 
because he left his laptop sitting and running on the bed as he fell 
asleep; the bed caught fire from the overheated laptop 'cause the vents 
were blocked by the bed linen, and the boy died from carbon monoxide fumes.

How true this story is I don't know, but I do know that there are "lap 
protectors" for men who use laptops on their laps so as to protect their 
"love affairs".


I guess reality is what you make of it.

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