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[vox-tech] Insomniac laptop (was Hard drive dying?)
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[vox-tech] Insomniac laptop (was Hard drive dying?)

On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 08:54 -0800, Wes Hardaker wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:32:16 -0800, Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> said:
> BK> Yes, this laptop has the habit of heating up, esp. when it's closed.
> BK> (i.e., I'm not even interacting with it!)
> They're really not designed to run with the lid closed (ever).
> I actually had a co-worker that shut their lid and thought it slept and
> put it into their backpack and walked around for an hour.  It was
> "blazing hot" when they pulled it out and amazingly didn't have any
> problems.

I unfortunately have such an insomniac laptop. I think that it's likely
that the lid button is too sensitive to bumps, and would like to know if
there's a way to work around this in software. (e.g. if the computer
wakes up to find that the lid button is closed, put the computer back to
sleep automatically.)

Any tips?


Ken (Chanoch) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.

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