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gigantu' (1156191) writes "The Inquirer runs a story about a new cooling method for laptops shown at IDF Fall 2007. Compal presented a laptop that uses its lid as a radiator. Heat is transfered trough a special hinge to a radiator sitting behind the TFT. This method can dissipate the heat from a 17W CPU. Not a lot, but enough to get a silent fan under normal usage." Link to Original Source
It happened to me as well with my Sony Vaio. Sony told me they won't support Linux systems or dual boot systems.
The funny thing is... if you have a broken hard drive you cannot even perform a recovery to bring the system to its original state.
Because of this, I won't buy a Vaio again.