Yesterday, I came back to my laptop absolutely boiling hot, too hot to touch. It was plugged in on a desk, fully charged. When I opened it, the LED blinking indicated sleep mode, but it did not wake on its own. I forcefully powered off by holding the button, then powered back on, and it booted normally with the fan blasting until things came down to temp.
I don’t really have any reproduction steps, but after looking at other forum posts, I suspect I may have plugged it in after putting it to sleep - which is a known issue currently with the 7040 series. It seemed to stay in a half sleep/half running state, such that the fan did not turn on.
I’m more or less just starting to document this in case other people experience it. If it happens again then I might be able to produce more specific reproduction steps. I’m not going to purposefully try to reproduce this (for risk of hardware damage).
Once I got into my OS I saw my SSD reading temperatures > 60°C - I’m sure it was higher before, since that was after the fan was running for at least a minute or so. Didn’t catch CPU temperatures until they got into reasonable ranges (~55-60).
- Arch Linux, kernel 6.6.1-arch1-1
- R5 7640U