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ASUS Eee PC will not boot after pressing the power button. I have already taken the battery out, tried ac power only. The indicator lights are on. The computer will not start. I just bought this in January and it was working fine this morning.

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  • Deb Wilson Jun 03, 2010

    The resolution given before has left me with a sore finger and the Netbook in the same situation. The indicator lights still come on, but I don't hear or feel anything going on inside of the computer.

    The last resolution indicated trying another power supply - I have a battery pack and a power cord with a Asus Adapter. Which one would be the power supply?

  • Deb Wilson Jun 03, 2010

    I have tried to hook up another display, and it also was black. The power lights are up and I can get the lights on my Seagate external drive to come up. However, I am not able to get the CD drive or the IR mouse to work in the USB ports. Really weird. I'm still trying to use the solution from my #1 answer.

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Hi! On this problem, it could be any hardware issue. It can be the hard drive or the motherboard itself. No display of anything? Hope to know more specially your last activity before the pc crashed. Thanks!

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  • Deb Wilson Jun 03, 2010

    I was in iTunes before I closed it down. Other than that it was just sitting there. I do however, have a tendency to leave it plugged in (with the battery pack) most of the time. That is why the #1 solution sounded like it could be correct.

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    dj_relly999 Jun 03, 2010

    Alright, If its a power supply issue then there should be no power coming in to the pc but theres still so you can disregard it. If you dont feel any activity inside then it can be a motherboard failure. When it is faulty it wont start at all. I do believe that your pc is still covered with warranty, I suggest that you take it in for service before the warranty voids.

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If you dont see any thing on the screen when you turn it on, in this scenario there are two possibilities either the mother board or the lcd screen may have a problem.
Follow these steps to find out the problem :
Turn on the laptop if you dont see any anything on the screen check if you have lights coming on or not, press the caps lock and the num lock key and see if you have any lights coming up, if you get the lights to come up then the motherboard is fine if not then there could be a possibility of mother board failure.
If you get lights to check if the screen is fine or not connect your laptop with an external monitor and then try to turn it on if you get the display on the external monitor it ,means that the lcd needs to be replaced.
apart from this try to re-seat the ram or swipe it and then try to turn it on. This is what you can do.

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  • Jayant Jha Jun 03, 2010

    Try to re-seat the memory (RAM) and see if it works.
    Or there is a cable that connects the motherboard and the lcd screen try to re seat that. For this step you will have to open the laptop.
    Be careful while doing it.

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Hi. Please do this:
1. Remove the battery and power supply.
2. Press and hold the power button for 60secs. Repeat the step 5 times.
3. Insert the battery and power supply then turn it on.
If still no power, repeat the steps and increase the number of times you pressed and hold the power button.

You may have to do the steps several times. The purpose is to completely drain the electrical charges inside your unit.

Also, power adapter failure is common on Asus EEE PC. If your unit did not power up with the above steps, borrow a power supply and see if your unit will power up with diff power supply.


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    Liza Halbrook Jun 03, 2010

    Power supply = power adapter/charger

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