Clicking Sound and Crash

Asus Eee pc 1000he black netbook
May 8, 2010 at 21:15:12
Specs: Windows XP
My laptop, ASUS eeepc 1000HE (or HA, not
sure) has been making a clicking sound, I
noticed the other similar posts however I think
its a different problem.

The Symptoms:
- Laptop consistantly makes a gravelly clicking
sound (Similar to a speaker being turned on
and off). Frequency is variable, around 5 mins.

-When on low (<30%) battery charge it turns
off at the same time as making the sound.
Once it turns off/shuts down, every time I try
turn it on, it turns off before logging in, and
makes the sound.

- Still makes the sound but never shuts down
when plugged in, or in safe mode.

- Still hear the sound (and have shutdowns)
when sound card is disabled.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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May 8, 2010 at 21:33:17
Clicking is *usually* related to the hard drive.

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November 12, 2010 at 10:19:11
If you use your eee on an external power source, then you can expect the following:

- voltage lower than 11.5 v, the eee pc will turn to battery power. When reaching this critical voltage, the eee will start making a clicking noise, because it is switching between AC and DC power constantly. At the same you will see notification of this: The little pop-up message with battery mode and the one with AC mode will be displayed alternatively in the rhythm as the clicks.

If your eee is making clicking sounds, test the voltage of the power supply, it might be too low. When OK, check for resistance in your power cord. Is your connector getting hot? Then you have a resistance at that point and a lower voltage behind it.
Does it make a difference when you touch and wobble the connector? (eee changing to battery power) If yes, your plug doesn't fit well or the socket you plug it into is broken or has a broken soldering on the mainboard, resulting in a resistance.

I have charged the eee pc 1200HD directly on the 12V power supply of a car. In fact the voltage range of a car battery is between 11.5 and 14 volts IN MY CASE. CHECK YOUR OWN IT MIGHT BE 15V max. When the car battery voltage dropped to the 11.5 V level, I had to unplug it for the clicking noises and the flashing messages. This is normal

-Charging the eee pc with up to 14.5 v didn't damage it, but this was only possible with the eee turned off. The eee will not charge above some 13.x volts when turned on. You will see the charging indicator and the status will be "charging" but the eee will actually be consuming power from the battery and the charge will go down. Between 11.6 and 13.x (I didnĀ“t measure it exactly) you should be able to run your eee on an external power supply and be charging the battery at the same time.

The voltage should not be under 12V but can be more than one volt higher. No Problems with 13V but clicking sounds with 11.5V

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November 12, 2010 at 10:26:52
correction: I own a 1000HD ee pc, not a 1200HD. This is the same as the 1000H but with a 900 Mhz Celeron processor called "Dothan"

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November 12, 2010 at 10:55:42
I also had the problem of the eee pc 1000HD) shutting down below 30% battery charge. Especially when not running in battery saving mode. It did this when new and also after many charges. (battery life 98%)

- Screen goes black
- Light on the power button stays on
- Ventilator continues
- Internet music keeps playing
- Hard disk stops and its indicator goes black
- WiFi light stays on
- Battery light stays on (green)
- PC unresponsive to all commands, including CTRL ALT DEL

Problem resolved by putting the EEE in sleep mode and draining the battery completely untill the blinking power indicator turned off. (this took some 2-3 hours after I put it to sleep at 25 %) Then I recharged to a full 100%. After this the eee shut down exactly at 0% charge and I charged again until 100%. It only happened to me unexpectedly once more, but this might have been because the eee was not running in battery saving mode and because the Celeron has a higher power consumption than the Atom N450 Processor, causing a peak demand for power that the battery cannot give without the voltage dropping below the critical level. I got one more hour from the battery: 5+ hours on a 6.600 Mah battery (WiFi off) and 4++ hours without WiFi

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November 12, 2010 at 11:08:48
correction: 4++ hours with WiFi enabled....

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