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Forum: PCMCIA driver development
Re: Question Burning hot pc card (Daniel R. Gilliam)
Re: None The "hot card" reports have not been sorted out (David Hinds)
Re: None Re: The "hot card" reports have not been sorted out (Daniel Gilliam)
Re: None Also try powering down the card (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Aug 30
From: Daniel Gilliam drgillia

Ok, here's the results...

After I got home from work yesterday, I went and booted up the laptop.  =

As soon as I could get a prompt, I did a cardctl eject, which resulted i=
the beeps; I then did a cardctl status, just to make sure that the card =

was actually off, which it was.

I then worked the laptop normally for about an hour and a half, and then=
pulled the card and checked.  It was only a bit warm, but not hot by any=
means.  Then, I re-inserted the card, and did a cardctl status, to make =

sure that it was now "on".  It was, at 5.0 Volts, like before. Within 10=
minutes, the card was almost 3 times hotter than it was.  I could feel=20
the heat through the palmrest in the case, even.  I pulled the card, and=
voila, she was red hot.

I'm not sure now what to make of all this, but this is what happened...



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 8/29/00, 1:16:45 PM, David Hinds <> wrote regarding=
Also try powering down the card:

> Another thing to try, is to work with the card in, but powered down
> (to do this, just do a "cardctl eject").  If the card still heats up,
> then it can't be due to the PCMCIA drivers.

> > if apm, or card services, or a combination of
> > both, is causing my mb/processor to get overly hot, then what sort o=
> > damage am I liable to incur?

> I have no idea.

> -- Dave

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