Re: Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 freezes up
In message <usWdnUVHHIa27F_bnZ2dnUVZ_uCinZ2d@comcast.com> David
>my A205-S4617 runs quite warm--i just picked up a laptop cooler from
>costco for $20. After outfitting it with gel cushions so that the
>laptop doesnt slide around, I'm a happy camper. Now I no longer feel
>heat radiating from the case, especially under my left palm. The air
>exiting the laptop no longer is hot, as the cooler reduces internal
>heating to a barely discernible gentle warmth.
I have an S4639 myself -- I used an active cooler with my Gateway
desktop replacement (7200rpm drive, with a real P4 chip. Not one of the
lower power mobile ones, a genuine P4. Ick. Gets about 5 minutes of
battery life on a 5lb battery)
My Toshiba is far better, even just sitting on my lap I can get along
just fine without any cooling, active or passive, it's warm but not hot,
and the fan spins down when he machine isn't active.
A feat of engineering, given that I have two drives in there, right now
I'm just waiting for a solid state SATA-mobile drive to reach my local
market and get the OS and apps over to that drive, from reading reviews
of Dell's M1330 with a $500 32GB solid state drive *drool*
On that topic, have you ever opened the laptop up at all? A lot of
laptops have a spare internal USB port where their Bluetooth adapter
would go, if the laptop is so equipped, I'd love to add my own since I
didn't get a factory bluetooth adapter.
Alternatively, if you happen to have bluetooth, can you tell if it's
mounted on the USB bus, or PCI-E bus directly (in which case it's part
of a mini-PCI-E card, probably the wifi card)
You can get more with a kind word and a 2x4 than just a kind word.