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laptop to desktop project

by Anatem0 / January 5, 2018 6:55 PM PST

I've got a lenovo thinkpad t410 with a serious overheating problem. I'd like to turn it into a custom desktop for a fun project. Instead of using the included fan, I want to use a large aluminum heat sink from an old desktop, with another fan directed up through it. However, the thinkpad will shut down without the original fan and heat sink in it's proper place. Does anyone know of a way to disable this function to allow me to proceed with this project?

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