RE: Precision M6500 Heat & Shutdown Problem
I forgot about this posting I did....anyway, good timing on your post because today I started up my M6500 (it's been a while) and sure enough, HOT HOT shutdown and fans going crazy. So I Googled and found this old post of mine and your answer.
Sure enough, my heat sink grille was filled like your photo.
Taking this machine apart was a serious job that was annoying as hell, especially putting it back ending up with 2 screws left out.
You would think for a machine like this and the cost of it, they would have better filtering and easier cleaning of it.
Anyway, thanks for posting because now my machine (which I use as a backup to my M6700) is running quiet and the temp hangs around 45*C to 60*C instead of 80-100