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Power state indication by audible noise of cooling fan to prevent a HDD damage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030584D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to use Cooling Fan’s audible noise as Alarm to indicate to user that PC is running.. By indicating to user that PC is running, HDD damage which is caused by careless PC handling shock during HDD active state can be reduced.

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Power state indication by audible noise of cooling fan to prevent a HDD damage Power state indication by audible noise of cooling fan to prevent a HDD damagePower state indication by audible noise of cooling fan to prevent a HDD damage Power state indication by audible noise of cooling fan to prevent a HDD damage

After entering PC Shutdown process, there are many HDD damage happened by shock of careless handling during HDD active.

In order to prevent this HDD damage, disclosed is a method to use Cooling Fan's audible noise as Alarm to indicate to user that PC is running, with the following steps.

1)Set "Cooling Fan speed" Highest to make audible noise during PC Shutdown process. 2) The Cooling Fan Highest speed audible noise makes user know that PC is running. By this Cooling Fan Highest speed audible noise to user, HDD damage which is caused by careless PC handling shock can be reduced

3) .The following Fig.1 shows Flow chart of this method.

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  ...1111 Flow chart of method to use Cooling Fan's Noise as Alarm to indicate to user that PC is running..

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