Answers to problems with ASUS Eee PC1005HAB

August 15, 2011 at 13:13:33
Specs: Windows XP
My netbook turns on for 2 seconds then shuts down. I have tried the F2, F11, F10 buttons but the netbook shuts down immediately. Can anyone help?

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August 15, 2011 at 15:12:46
Does this happen only when the AC adapter is NOT connected, or regardless of whether it is connected or not ?

Since it last worked properly, have you, or is it possible anyone else who has access to it,
- dropped it, or subjected it to a physical jolt ?
- spilled liquid on it, or exposed it to liquid such as rain, or sprayed it with liquid ?

If it's possible anyone else who has access to it did any of those things, they may not have told you about that. Only you may be able to predict whether it's likely they would not tell you.

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August 15, 2011 at 16:31:45
It happens when the ac adapter is connect. If I remove the battery and connect to ac power only the netbook has no power. If i put the battery back in and disconnect the ac adapter the same problem happens. Comes on for 2 seconds and instantly shuts down.

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August 15, 2011 at 18:34:19
It sounds like either the computer is damaged, or you have a problem with the AC adapter, it's cord or plug that plugs into the netbook, or the jack it plugs into in the netbook.

The battery can develop internal shorts and that can cause strange problems, but the netbook should work fine when only the AC adapter is connected.

Answer the other questions, respond to what I said after that in response 1.

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August 15, 2011 at 18:58:55
It has not been dropped or damaged in any way. I think that this ASUS Eee netbook is just a piece of crap! Just spent almost $100.00 2 months ago to fix a bunch of "errors". I could at least get it into the "safe mode' before i had it "fixed". Now it won't even stay on for 2 seconds.

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August 15, 2011 at 21:02:20
"It has not been dropped or damaged in any way"

Does anyone else have access to this netbook ?
If yes, you can't be 100% sure of that.

It's very common for people to unplug the AC adapter by pulling on the cord rather than pulling on the plug at the laptop jor netbook ack .
That eventually damages either the wires near the plug inside the cable (most likely), or the plug on the end of the cord (less likely).
After a longer time of the user doing that, it's common for the jack in the laptop or netbook to have been damaged, or to even be broken off it's connection to the jack inside the laptop or newtbook.
The jack the AC adapter plugs into should not be loose in the netbook at all.

There is a "charging" led on the netbook that should come on at least briefly when you first plug in the AC adapter when the battery is installed, even if the battery is fully charged.

If the wires inside the cord or the plug or the jack is damaged, that led may come on / go off when you wiggle the cord near the plug, or wiggle the plug in the jack, when the AC adapter is plugged in.

If the wires inside the cord get damaged such that they are shorted, that will burn out the AC adapter in a short time..
Does the AC adapter have an led on it ?
If so, does it light up ?

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