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Question Burning hot pc card 

Forum: PCMCIA driver development
Date: 2000, Aug 27
From: Daniel R. Gilliam drgillia

I posted on Usenet, but also figured I should post here. Some have been having trouble with their pcmcia cards getting red hot; I'm having the same problem. I'm running a Toshiba 105CS with SuSE 6.4. The pc card is a 56K Zoom card, which works fine other than getting red hot. I've switched slots to see what will happen...

Any other ideas?

- Dan

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None The "hot card" reports have not been sorted out

Re: Question Burning hot pc card (Daniel R. Gilliam)
Date: 2000, Aug 29
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

> 
> Any other ideas?

No, not without more testing.  At least some of the reports of hot
cards seem to just be that other things in the systems are getting hot
and transfering heat to the card(s).  Windows may be doing a better
job of power management in general, so the fact that the card doesn't
get hot in Windows doesn't necessarily mean that the PCMCIA drivers
are at fault.

The 'cardctl status' command will show what voltages are being
supplied to each socket.

-- Dave
1. None Re: The "hot card" reports have not been sorted out by Daniel R. Gilliam, 2000, Aug 29
(_ None Also try powering down the card by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 29
(_ None Re: Also try powering down the card by Daniel R. Gilliam, 2000, Aug 30
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