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SL410K - Fun Times Ahead!

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thealphaoverseer
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Re: SL410K - Fun Times Ahead!

#61 Post by thealphaoverseer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:22 am

I am currently trying reinstall Windows, but it definitely looks like a graphics card issue. The Windows logo would flash in several places in the space of a few seconds and the flickering lines are persisting. The heatsink feels hot to the touch but the fan is blowing out cold air. Meanwhile, the table that it is sitting on is very hot. The only thing I remember doing before this happened is opening up the back cover to dust off the fans. I don't think I damaged anything hardware wise.

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Re: SL410K - Fun Times Ahead!

#62 Post by thealphaoverseer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:33 am

Ok, comletely reinstalling the OS solved that problem, although I have a feeling my GPU will fail one day.

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Re: SL410K - Fun Times Ahead!

#63 Post by thealphaoverseer » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:14 am

Hi,
It's been a while. My SL410k has been a great daily driver (a bit slow, however) for several months. However, I lost all audio output today. How should I diagnose the problem? Even using headphones doesn't work.

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Re: SL410K - Fun Times Ahead!

#64 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:42 am

thealphaoverseer wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:14 am
Hi,
It's been a while. My SL410k has been a great daily driver (a bit slow, however) for several months. However, I lost all audio output today. How should I diagnose the problem? Even using headphones doesn't work.
Boot from a Linux live USB and test the audio there. If it still doesn't have sound, then it's more likely a hardware issue.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: SL410K - Fun Times Ahead!

#65 Post by thealphaoverseer » Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:13 pm

Thanks! I'm new to Linux. Which distro do you recommend? By the way, the issue resolved itself, almost magically. I still have no idea why. I tried restarting my device, shutting it down then booting it up, with no success. But then after Windows updated itself, it started working again! How strange.

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