April 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm #168265
Hello Everyone – I am new here
I have a N150 operating on W7 that just quit. I can’t reboot it. I have removed the switch and yes it is broken. Still can’t start the computer. I have removed the battery and power cord and held the switch on to discharge electricity (3 to 4 times) with no improvement. The power light is green and when I start it the power on light to the right of the green light is lit (blue) and the hard drive light two to the left of the green light goes blue for about 2 seconds and then it stops booting and the light goes out. Has anyone got any suggestions?
Thanks for the help
BobApril 5, 2014 at 10:35 am #221902sammyoneMember
A quick correction… Power is FAR RIGHT – Blue… Battery is Green (Charged) or Orange (Charging)
Two more things to TRY…
1. Turn Netbook upside down to access the RAM compartment – remove screw… remove door
Now push/pull the two clips either side of the RAM Memory module outwards… the Memory Module should ‘hinge’ up…
Using finger and thumb on either side of the module (so you do NOT touch components) – slide it away from you until it is out of the ‘slot’.
Try rubbing the gold contacts with a firm pencil eraser (rubber) to remove oxide from the contacts…
Slide the module back into its slot – then gently press it back down – till the two clips click back into place.
(DO NOT close the Ram Compartment YET)
See if your Netbook will start now… if not…
2. MAKE SURE BATTERY AND POWER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM Netbook… Turn Netbook over again..
IN the RIGHT side of the RAM Compartment just alongside the clip holding the Memory Module in place see the words…
RTC RESET o o i the two o o are solder points… using a small flat blade screw driver touch BOTH points at the same time (short them together) and keep it shorted for about 5 seconds DO NOT TOUCH the i object !!!
Put small screw driver away, reconnect POWER and try Switching ON again….
Hopefully it will now work… (You just reset the BIOS to default state)
if all is well… replace RAM door… PLEASE let me know how you got on… ThanksApril 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm #221903
Thanks for the suggestions Sammyone – I tried both of your suggestions and the problem persists. It begins to start and then just stops. I will try the bios reset again but am not optomistic.April 5, 2014 at 11:34 pm #221904
Yeah 😀 I reset the memory module and it started – Wow – Thanks Sammyone – you are my saviour.
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