My ThinkPad T60 overheats

Overheating of the notebook

If your Lenovo T60 laptop starts to overheat, you should immediately solve this problem. Allowing it to work overheated for an extended period of time can lead to serious damage to the processor (CPU), hard drive, motherboard and other vital components.

Overheating of the T60 can result from any of several problems or component failures. To solve a problem.

Cleaning lenovo t60
T60 is light and portable. This is important, you need to keep it clean, especially if you use it outdoors. If the t60 is operated in a saw environment, clean it thoroughly. Use a clean dry cloth for external cleaning, a compressed air bottle for the keyboard and loops and a mild screen cleaner. Dirty T60 will overheat and cause other malfunctions.

In the BIOS
The basic input / output system (BIOS), runs on the firmware embedded on the BIOS chip on the motherboard. The BIOS activates the processor and loads the operating system. Sometimes updating the operating system will cause commands from various BIOSes that lead to an increase in load factors on the processor. This can lead to overheating. The solution is to check on the Lenovo website, firmware BIOS updates. If your BIOS needs to be updated, download and install it in accordance with the instructions on the Lenovo website.

The fan may be broken
If the problem persists, check the fan. Place the fingertips above the outlet located on the left rear side of the case. You should feel the hot air coming from the cooler. You may have to wait a few minutes for the T60 to warm up. Put your ear next to the outlet. You should hear the sound of the fan blade twisting. If not, turn off the T60, unplug the AC power cord and remove the battery. Close the screen and turn on the machine and remove the screws. The fan in the upper right corner is directly to the left of the outlet. Remove all visible dust and dirt collected inside and around the fan with a compressed air canister, you can also take earbuds with cotton wool on the end and moisten with 96% alcohol and gently wipe off dust and dirt. Rotate the fan blades, if rotated tightly, lubricate with a computer lubricant that is resistant to heat or for example, WD-40. If the fan blade is stuck, replace the fan.

If you are still experiencing overheating, check the heat sink covering the processor. Look for cracks or spaces between the base of the radiator and the top of the processor. Try to rock the radiator lightly with one finger. If you detect any movement, carefully remove the heat sink by unscrewing the fixing screws and using a tool with a thin blade to detach the heat sink (radiator) from the top of the processor; Clean the surfaces and degrease and install the heat sink on the processor with thermal grease. Make sure that the processor is firmly attached to the motherboard, gently pressing on the top of the radiator after using the thermal paste.

If the problem persists, other malfunctions, for example failure of the north bridge, are possible.

RemontPC 12 January 2016
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