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Old 10-12-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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overheating then sudden shutdown on acer laptop


What steps can I take software wise and external wise(hardware) to help stop the overheating problem I am experiencing? Whenever I view avi or movie files or use editing software maybe 15min or 20min later it will just shutdown. How can I prevent that from happening?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: overheating

You should make sure that ACPI is enabled in your kernel.
ACPI Support
-> Fan
-> Processor -> Thermal Zone

Hopefully your CPU cooling fan is working.

See /proc/acpi for fan and thermal zone.

Echo 0 to the fan "state" file to force them to turn on.
Echo 3 to turn them off
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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how do I access those? what do I type in terminal?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:56 PM   #4
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Elavate the laptop (to allow air underneath). If it still happens, run a desk fan to keep the air moving.
I've had to do this when recompiling a gentoo system on an old laptop.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #5
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Re: Overheating

List the directory.
If you have ACPI support you should have a directory under /proc/acpi/thermal_zone and some directories under /proc/acpi/fan

Code:
evo acpi # ls -R /proc/acpi/fan
/proc/acpi/fan:
C1F6  C1F7  C1F8

/proc/acpi/fan/C1F6:
state

/proc/acpi/fan/C1F7:
state

/proc/acpi/fan/C1F8:
state
My Laptop also has three fan states
The fastest fan state happens to be C1F6

Code:
evo acpi # echo 0 > /proc/acpi/fan/C1f6/state

Last edited by dxqcanada; 10-12-2006 at 08:11 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 12:21 AM   #6
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i tried getting the directory by entering sudo kate and the above and it wont open the folder. how do i get that input? what do i write in terminal?
 
Old 10-13-2006, 06:57 AM   #7
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Re: overheating

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Originally Posted by ethereal27
what do i write in terminal?
Try switching to root:

Code:
$ su -
Then type in the terminal session as per my previous email.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 08:48 AM   #8
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Check your BIOS first of all - dunno about the options on acer but try to enable everything that has to do with max cooling.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 07:26 AM   #9
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What steps can I take software wise and external wise(hardware) to help stop the overheating problem I am experiencing? Whenever I view avi or movie files or use editing software maybe 15min or 20min later it will just shutdown. How can I prevent that from happening?
well, not sure yet cause not tested it yet 100%...but after installing toshutils from repositories the fan on my acer aspire 5610z turns on at 50+ Celsius degrees cooling cpu down to appropriate temperature.

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