Tablet PC Talk Forums Forum Index Tablet PC Talk Forums
Forums about Tablet PCs, Ultra Mobile PCs and those who use them!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

tablet and power supply get really hot

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Tablet PC Talk Forums Forum Index -> Tablet PC General Questions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ponytail
Tableteer


Joined: 28 Oct 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: tablet and power supply get really hot Reply with quote

HI, I have an XPlore Technologies tablet PC, version iX104C3 Dual Mode. I did not buy this brand new. A couple months ago the tablet seemed to get hotter to the touch. I was using the device for internet surfing, editing photos, and general use. I then noticed that the power cord and power pack that plugs into the wall was very very hot and then it smelled, so I junked the cord and bought a new one, not directly from XPlore Technologies but from an accessories and supplies provider online and specifically for my tablet PC. I hadn't used the computer for several months becuase I wanted to get the correct power supply first. But still the tablet and the power supply get hot - real hot - and I have no idea what it could be. I loaded a few programs in the computer, like for my camera and printer etc., but have not added more than a general computer user would. I would like to use it for several hours at a time but find it gets so hot within 30 minutes that I shut it down so nothing happens to it. I know this PC has a heat warning that will pop up and it hasn't, but is this normal for it to get as hot as it does. It's almost too hot to touch sometimes!! Thanks for any input!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ChrisD
Site Admin


Joined: 01 Dec 2002
Posts: 4101
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
The power supplu will get hotter as more power is used by the system. Try reducing the backlight and slowing the CPU and see if it cools down.
_________________
Chris De Herrera
Webmaster
http://www.tabletpctalk.com
http://www.pocketpcfaq.com
http://www.pocketpctalk.com
http://www.mobilitytalk.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
ponytail
Tableteer


Joined: 28 Oct 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Thanks Chris D Reply with quote

Hey, How do I slow the CPU (is that a dumb question?. Additionally, I also hook the tablet up to a small monitor when I'm at home because it's a little larger screen, and I have a wireless keyboard and mouse I use then. I am looking for the setting where once I hook up the eternal monitor then the tablet will go dark. It used to do that but since I haven't used it in a while I don't know if it defaulted back to something. Going to look more into that later today when I get home. Thank you for answers and input!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ChrisD
Site Admin


Joined: 01 Dec 2002
Posts: 4101
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
The CPU speed is controlled when you choose the highest power save mode in the Power settings in the Control Panel.
_________________
Chris De Herrera
Webmaster
http://www.tabletpctalk.com
http://www.pocketpcfaq.com
http://www.pocketpctalk.com
http://www.mobilitytalk.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Tablet PC Talk Forums Forum Index -> Tablet PC General Questions All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



All content Copyright 2002-2010, Chris De Herrera, All Rights Reserved
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group