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Old 02-15-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash OH
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My daughter has one of these small netbook computers (a model 1005ha) which does not power on, and asked me to troubleshoot. Being somewhat limited technologically, I'd like to find a compatible battery and power cord to test whether the problem might be there or might be a blown motherboard. If there's another eeePC owner who would meet me somewhere to try their good components on this dead machine, I'd be very grateful.
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Location: Ohio
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This model was released in 2009. Useful life of these is about 2 years, in my experience (having owned 2 of them), because of how underpowered they are compared to a full-blown notebook.

Your testing strategy is sound, but there's another route to the same test.

I'd try connecting a voltmeter to the battery to see if it's putting out the rated amount of voltage and then to the charger, to see if it's putting out the same voltage. If the charger has voltage, but not the battery, then the battery's at fault. If neither has voltage, then the charger is at fault.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash OH
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Sorry for the tardy response: I've been discouraged about the eeePC, and not being an electronics expert do not know how to run those checks.
I'd still like to find someone near Cincinnati who knows eeePC.
Its a shame to abandon a cute little computer which could run a small Linux OS.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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WHy does a person need to know eeeeeePC? It's basic electronics...

A quick Google search computer repair cincinnati yields numerous computer repair shops which for a fee will tell you if the PS/AC adapter is the problem...

You're making a mountain out of a molehill...
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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It is too easy to get wrapped in the details of a problem (especially with computers) and miss the obvious. Been there, done that. Many times.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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There is nothing to know. It is a miniature notebook and I doubt anyone still has one. If you get no lights with the DC adapter plugged in then either the eeePC has died or the DC adapter has died. To test the DC adapter then you need a multimeter to do so. Or you can go to eBay and spend the $7 and order one. If it doesn't work with another DC adapter, then you're out $7 and own a doorstop. A new one is around $200.

http://www.amazon.com/EeeBook-X205TA...dp_ob_title_ce
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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There is nothing to know. It is a miniature notebook and I doubt anyone still has one.
Hey watch it buddy, I still have and use the original Asus Aspire One running Windows XP...
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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Hey watch it buddy, I still have and use the original Asus Aspire One running Windows XP...
I have the Acer version somewhere in my closet. I just bought a ASUS EeeBook X205TA on clearance at Staples a few days ago for $51.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash OH
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Thanks to those who offered good advice. A nice guy here in Cincinnati who owns several eeePCs has the machine and will diagnose the problems. It is always nice to have help from folks who are generous with their expertise.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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Excellent! Let us know what he finds.
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