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ASUIS Eee PC 901 XP battery led blinking, won't start

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July 28, 2011 2:11:20 PM

Hello all, I'm first time there, hope it's right place to write.

I got for reparation an ASUS EEE PC 901 XP notebook. Simptoms: connecting AC adapter causes battey LED blinking instantly about 2 times on a second, laptop (motherboard's speaker?) makes short clicks with a quiet high tone in the rhythm of LED blinking.
http://cdn1.eeepc.it/wp-content/gallery/eee-pc-901/eee-...
(it's second on the left, pic taken from google, on my laptop all other leds are blank)
I found POST signals explaination on ASUS site, but they don't fit. Pressing power button makes no reaction. Blank screen, fans dead. When battery powered, laptop doesn't react at all. I remember it did have the same LED blinking effect on battery when pressed power button, but not sure now. Battery probably got discharged long time ago and I saw this only once.

AC adapter has 12,24V, as it's supposed to. I found over the net solution telling me to disconnect CMOS battery - I did for the whole night, didn't help.

Inside the laptop I found such thing:
http://pliki.netau.net/images/img017dhd.jpg
sticked on the glue of CMOS battery. I remember there was something floating inside since it was new, don't know what it is and if it could make there problems, though.

Thanks in advance.
July 28, 2011 2:31:51 PM

Could some moderator fix typo in the topic? It seems I'm not allowed to do it...
July 28, 2011 2:42:17 PM

Try disconnecting the AC adaptor, removing the battery, and then holding the power button down for a few seconds. Reinstall the battery and AC adaptor and try starting it again.
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July 28, 2011 2:51:11 PM

Yes, it was the first thing I tried, so obvious that I didn't mention it ;]
July 28, 2011 2:56:17 PM

My bad. It's always the first thing I try as well. It's amazing how often that usually fixes these types of issues. Unfortunately now in your situation, this sounds like a bad motherboard.
July 28, 2011 3:09:48 PM

Yeah, tell me something I don't (want to) know :p 
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