My dad got an Asus eee pc 1025c for his birthday a while ago, and it was trying to run Windows 7 with 1gb memory, suffice to say it was lacking. Today I got a new 2gb stick for it (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), installed it and went to start it up. The power light and the wifi light come on, but the hard drive light does not and the screen stays blank. I've left it plugged in while I got to work to see if it just takes abnormally long to start up since I disconnected both batteries, but after 10 minutes, nothing. This video does a nice walkthrough for anyone unfamiliar with the process (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci3w3jvJIpA)
A couple things of note:
There was one screw missing from the mother board when I opened it up, it wasn't rolling around in the case so I guess it just wasn't there to begin with.
I *think* I got the ribbon cables all seated properly, but I can't be sure, 3 cables were disconnected, keyboard, touchpad, and one over the hard drive connecting the motherboard and the "DAU" (cable was labeled at each end)
Hitting the power button does not shut it down, you have to hold it to shut down leading me to think that BIOS has started properly, and possibly Windows itself, but the screen and HDD light both do nothing.
Anyone have any diagnosis as to why it would do this?
Both the original and new ram sticks are both 1066mhz.
Since I'm here, I'll put an update: put the original ram back in, no change. Computer still fails to boot. I tried hooking up to a spare monitor just to see if it had somehow been affected, nothing. I'll try booting off of my ubunto usb stick tonight and post an update then too.
Note to anyone considering an Asus eee pc: Don't get one if you would even consider the possibility of working on it. The thing is a real pain in the a... alveoli... to open, and there are no access panels on the bottom.
I have the exact same problem and I'm still looking for a solution..
does anyone has an idea?
It turns out the memory just wasn't seated properly. Make sure the locking tabs are in their grooves all the way, not resting on the side of the groove. I really had to crank on it to get it to seat right. To anyone interested in getting this net book: DONT DO IT. Save up a little more and get a real laptop!