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Offline cwalex

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What's wrong with this picture
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:51:29 PM »
I was replacing the heatsink fan assembly in a toshiba netbook today for a customer because the fan had seized and here is a picture of the one I removed from the netbook. Can anyone see what is wrong with the picture?
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 08:55:50 PM »
It's too big ?

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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 09:05:51 PM »
It's too big ?

LOL  ;D

I wanted it to be big enough to easily see the details. Sorry it is too big, I can resize it if people get annoyed by it.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 09:10:46 PM »
That's not thermal tape on that heat pad...

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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 09:12:45 PM »
That's not thermal tape on that heat pad...

You got it! Some poor overworked assembler forgot to remove the tape before they fitted it. The poor little netbook has been cooking since new and the fan must have been running full pelt all the time, no wonder it seized.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 09:45:48 PM »
I wanted it to be big enough to easily see the details. Sorry it is too big, I can resize it if people get annoyed by it.
This wouldn't be a problem if this forum handled images better.
Click the image and you get the original size displayed. But you can't scroll to the right to see the whole image. Click the link and the image is forced to download instead of being shown in the browser.
The trick is to right click the image, not the link, and choose open link in new tab. Or, depending on your browser, middle click the image. (Chrome annoyingly treats a middle click like a left click if there's Javascript code attached to the link, such as the code that zooms in the image.)
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 09:46:02 PM »
<grumble><grumble>...Friggin' Toshiba...<grumble><grumble>
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 09:51:19 PM »
That's not thermal tape on that heat pad...
You got it! Some poor overworked assembler forgot to remove the tape before they fitted it. The poor little netbook has been cooking since new and the fan must have been running full pelt all the time, no wonder it seized.
Electronics are plagued with bad assembly practises, if you want someone to push through a unit every second, you have to make it physically possible to run through so many with ease.
A simple automatic goop gun would have saved countless things from tape on the heatpads, too little, or far too much thermal paste.

It's funny seeing something with soo much thermal paste that it's causing electrical problems... thermal paste is generally slightly conductive and has quite a bit of capacitance.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 09:56:40 PM »
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This wouldn't be a problem if this forum handled images better.

There are a couple of things you can do - one is that the [img] tag does allow width and height to be set - you say [img width=xxx height=xxx] which does at least allow one to select a smaller display size for large images.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 10:05:25 PM »
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This wouldn't be a problem if this forum handled images better.

There are a couple of things you can do - one is that the [img] tag does allow width and height to be set - you say [img width=xxx height=xxx] which does at least allow one to select a smaller display size for large images.
This problem really only applies to images uploaded to the forum. If you're using an external host, you can just paste the link below the image, and clicking it won't have the force download problem. Setting a fixed width is no real solution either, since not everybody's display size is the same.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 10:13:27 PM »
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Setting a fixed width is no real solution either, since not everybody's display size is the same.

No, but 800-1024 wide is usually OK and better than 300-400 straight out of the camera without needing any photo editing software (not that that is especially hard to get hold of).

You need an external URL for the img tag anyway.


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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 10:35:45 PM »
You need an external URL for the img tag anyway.
Yes, but what I'm talking about is that the file attachment function in the forum software sucks. Click reply and then "Attachments and other options" below the message text box.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 10:56:14 PM »
Click the image and you get the original size displayed. But you can't scroll to the right to see the whole image.

Yes you can; there's a scroll bar right under the image...  (The message body div is scrollable, basically.)

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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2012, 10:58:03 PM »
Yes you can; there's a scroll bar right under the image...  (The message body div is scrollable, basically.)
You're right. But for some reason I remembered that as not working here.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 12:48:12 AM »
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The message body div is scrollable, basically.
Yes, but nitro2k01 is right - the result sucks. You get a horizontal scroll bar which covers all images so to look at one image when there are a few in the post means scrolling down the whole page, then back up.

It would be better if each image was seperately scrollable - ideally with a vertical scroll bar as well.

Originally I thought that using the [img] tag was not much better but then I discovered that you can at least control the size using that, you can also embed in-line links with an <a> tag so you can get a small image which you can click on to get the full sized one. Not sure whether you can do much better but that, at least, is better than adding the images as an attachment if you can host them somewhere yourself.


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