[OLPC-AU] lid close while shutting down

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Tue Feb 14 08:12:18 EST 2012

On 14 February 2012 22:09, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> For example, because of an episode of damage that happened when a stack
> of laptops was left on and their lid sensors interacted, and because of
> the use of early prototypes with an incomplete heat spreader, no doubt a
> myth has developed that the thermal design of the laptop is bad.

Not a myth, just a concern and a need on my part to understand the
implementation better.

> You can verify from power logs whether the users have properly shutdown
> their laptops.  Please ensure this logging works well, as it will give
> you good data.  Obtain the logs whenever there is a report of laptop
> thermal issues.  Require that the logging is implemented as part of any
> remedial action.

Agreed. We are working on a means to more easily collect this
information from the field.

> I don't think a powered-on XO gets very hot at all if the lid is shut.
> It merely grows slightly warmer.

What about if it's also charging in an XOP rack?


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