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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: thinkpad R500 fan not working Reply with quote

My laptops fan got broken. I removed the old fan and when i tried to spin it i could feel it brakes. So i ordered brand new fan from ebay. I tried to spin it and it is spinning well. I installed the new fan. It was working for few hours and then it stopped. So what the fsck is wrong?

Even if i try to set the new fan to full speed with thinkpad-acpi its still 0rpm.
Code:
dfr-laptop ~ # cat /proc/acpi/ibm/fan
status:      enabled
speed:      0
level:      auto
commands:   level <level> (<level> is 0-7, auto, disengaged, full-speed)
commands:   enable, disable
commands:   watchdog <timeout> (<timeout> is 0 (off), 1-120 (seconds))
dfr-laptop ~ # echo "level 7" > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan
dfr-laptop ~ # sleep 1m && cat /proc/acpi/ibm/fan
status:      enabled
speed:      0
level:      7
commands:   level <level> (<level> is 0-7, auto, disengaged, full-speed)
commands:   enable, disable
commands:   watchdog <timeout> (<timeout> is 0 (off), 1-120 (seconds))
dfr-laptop ~ # sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +54.0°C  (crit = +127.0°C)
temp2:        +52.0°C  (crit = +100.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:       +53.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:       +53.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

thinkpad-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
fan1:           0 RPM
temp1:        +54.0°C 
temp2:            N/A 
temp3:            N/A 
temp4:            N/A 
temp5:        +50.0°C 
temp6:            N/A 
temp7:        +36.0°C 
temp8:            N/A 
temp9:        +41.0°C 
temp10:       +49.0°C 
temp11:       +53.0°C 
temp12:           N/A 
temp13:           N/A 
temp14:           N/A 
temp15:           N/A 
temp16:           N/A

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hy,

did you load thinkpad_acpi module with this options:

Code:
experimental=1 fan_control=1


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only with fan_control=1
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, your laptop is as old as dinosaur shit, plan to replace it as it has awful intel 4500MHD(GM45) that is flawed video. Besides it probably has iwlwifi from intel which is tainted even worse.

But if you still wanna go and use it anyway, what you need to do is disassemble the fan lift the sticker and squirt some oil into your heatsink fan.

take a look here:
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-cooling-fan-lenovo-thinkpad-t61-laptop/
see that "MADE IN CHINA" in red ? lift that sticker and squirt oil into the orifice behind the sticker there as your fan has mechanically seized(old as shit, remember). Or replace the heatsink altogether.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im afraid that the magic smoke might escape :(
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