Netbook dead - no lights, no boot, odd power noises

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RedSparrows

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Hello all,

I recently had a networking issue solved by this fine forum, and my computer woes have not abandoned me.

My netbook (ASUS EPC1001ish, XP SP2), last night, turned itself off suddenly, with a relatively loud 'crack' type noise - bit like a spark.

It now will not turn on, at all. No lights, even when off and charging. No boot at all.

I have unplugged the battery and held down the power button to try and rid it of static. No luck.

The only clue I have is that when I have the AC plugged in, the light on the AC adapter flashes on and off very fast, and from the area the power port on the netbook itself comes an odd rapid clicking noise.

I suspect it's a short circuit somewhere in the system, but I am not sure. Anyone had any experience of a similar problem who can offer their expertise? The netbook fan seemed to be working fine, and whilst it got warm, I never let it get hot, and indeed, have had 0 issues with overheating.

Many thanks.
 

crjdriver

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My guess and it is only a guess is that the pw supply on the mb failed. With the price of netbooks so cheap, even if it were repairable, it makes no sense to spend the money to fix it when a replacement would cost less than the cost of repair.
 
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