Adventures In Computing

July 16, 2008

Solving eeePC Fan Noise Confirmed

Filed under: Asus, EeePC, GNU/Linux, Linux, Ubuntu — Normand Bissonnette @ 9:40 pm

I did the Ubuntu updates on my eeePC this morning knowing that I would have to recompile madwifi yet again, since there was an update to the kernel. I did not realise that I would have another small problem.

After compiling madwifi I restart the eeePC and the fan noise is back again, damn, damn, damn!  Will the fix that I wrote about in this post work?  I hope so.  I am already late for work, I have to wait until the end of the day to confirm or debunk that if you turn off the eeePC, unplug the power cord and remove battery and install battery solves the loud fan noise.

This is the first thing I do when get home from work and I am glad to tell you that it works.  I turn on the eeePC before attempting the fix to see hear if the fan is loud, it is.  When I start the netbook after installing the battery again The fan cannot be heard.



  1. Some kind of vibration?

    Comment by mWm — July 17, 2008 @ 1:57 am

  2. That is very odd, I have had a number of clients with similar issues, not just with the Asus eeePC, but other small form factor notebooks, with very similar solutions.

    Comment by Steven — July 17, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  3. Thank-you! I had the same problem, and fiddling with the battery seems to have fixed it!
    Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!

    Comment by pearl — October 23, 2008 @ 5:41 am

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