That’s fair I suppose, can’t really argue with that.
I will also say, due to Intel being used and how awfully power inefficient they are, this laptop is a real fireball sometimes when I’m loading the CPU. I switched back to my previous laptop (Ryzen 4500U) while my Framework is down and got reminded how much more quiet and cool that thing ran with the same workloads and with much longer battery life even though it’s the same Whr and the laptop overall was just a cheapie with crappy build quality.
My personal speculation on this issue is that when the laptop’s CPU is heavily loaded the much higher heat creep around that area near those MOSFETs combined with high current load through that MOSFET while charging at the same time might be cooking that specific MOSFET. In my case, the laptop finally gave out while it was sitting on my couch which was also a probable contributing factor.
IMO, to give this issue a good stress test, a laptop being pegged at 100% CPU should go through an entire charge cycle while sitting on a couch or other cloth. Can also be clothes simulating a lap or whatnot. I think its reasonable to expect a laptop to not nuke itself while being used on a cloth surface considering a lap is a 100F heater with cloth on top of it lol…
Anyhow, as I mentioned when I obtain my replacement I will perform FLIR comparison shots of charging and heat and post them here. I speculate that charging on the right side is a lot less stressful on the components due to the distance from the hot CPU, not that we should have to charge on the right side only lol, but it will be a good jumping off point for research.