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    Aspire One Netbook Bios Fix

    My perfectly wonderful, reasonable netbook, Acer Aspire One 150, did not turn on. I hardly ever use it, but it's really useful when it's needed. After searching online, I tried the following fix (fn + esc and power) and it turned on.

    It seems a lot of Acer netbooks have this problem and the BIOS needs a fix. It was running from battery power and kept beeping as the battery got lower. The power cable delivered no charge to the netbook (I think the cable is working ok; it sparks when it goes into the outlet). Now it may not have enough battery power to run, and it gets no charge from the power cord.

    I may have incorrectly flashed the BIOS so that may be why it does not turn on.

    These are the following problems:
    1. No power from adapter cord.
    2. Battery may be drained.
    3. Bios may be flashed incorrectly.

    If I give it to a technician to fix, it may be just as cheap to buy a new one.
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    >>If I give it to a technician to fix, it may be just as cheap to buy a new one.

    Good luck with finding a tech who will even look at it. I have an Asus Eee PC which needs a keyboard replaced, and both of the shops where I've had laptops fixed in the past refused to work on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJDetroit View Post
    >>If I give it to a technician to fix, it may be just as cheap to buy a new one.

    Good luck with finding a tech who will even look at it. I have an Asus Eee PC which needs a keyboard replaced, and both of the shops where I've had laptops fixed in the past refused to work on it.
    I'm surprised they wouldn't work on it. A Google search for "replace Asus Eee PC keyboard" yields several sites with instructions. It doesn't look any harder than most laptops.

    an example can be found here: http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replac...pc-900-laptop/

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    Either your battery or your cord, or even the power pack associated with the cord, if one is present.

    Clean the battery contacts both on the netbook and battery very conservatively with iso alcohol and a Q-tip.
    Examine the cord carefully, including the power box associated with the cord, for signs of ware.
    You'll want to see a nice snug fit where the power cord goes into the netbook, otherwise seek a replacement.
    Those tiny power plugs that are not much bigger than a small headphone jack don't stand up too well when it comes to laptops and netbooks.

    If you're not sure take it to a technician and have the above done.

    Don't flash your BIOS unless you are certain the netbook is receiving MAINS power and you have at least 60 to 70% charge on the battery. (You'll end up with a paperweight)
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    >>A Google search for "replace Asus Eee PC keyboard" yields several sites with instructions. It doesn't look any harder than most laptops.

    Wow, that does look easy. Think I'll pick up a keyboard for my Eee PC 904HD and do the install myself. Thanks!

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