JP Vossen on 28 Aug 2011 23:36:40 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT dell laptop repair

Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:31:58 -0400
From: "Eric at"<>

[1]  The Vostro runs Ubuntu Mavrick.  It "sleeps" when I close the lid and has
never exhibited any problems with that.  Last week, I closed it and stuffed it
in my back pack.  I took it out about 4 hours later and it was*extremely*  hot!

Apparently, it did not go into sleep mode for some reason.  It must have
overheated in the confined space and then kept hitting the thermal trip causing
it to reach a really high equilibrium state.  After I took it out and let it
cool for about 30 minutes it came right on and works fine.

NEXT time, I'm making sure the light starts it's little sleepy wink before
stuffing it in the backpack.

Yup, I've done that with my Mini9. Since I close the lid a lot when carrying it from room to room, it does nothing when the lid is closed; I have to manually go tell it to suspend. And every once in a while it simply--doesn't. :-( Running 10.04 LTS if it matters...

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