A Fix for the Aspire One. . . .

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    D. Lloyd

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    I am a forum newbie and yes, I still travel and use my old Aspire One laptop with 2G of ram running Vista. . .

    I have had this problem a few times. . .
    * The unit will not fully shut down
    * It will not fully or completely boot
    * It will randomly stops, etc. etc. .

    During these events, if I listen closely, I can hear the hard drive cycling, much like the sound a failed HD makes. And, my concern what has happened; the HD has crashed.
    However, I found a fix and learned that the HD did not fail. It was a connection problem.

    The fix. . .
    * remove the power cable and the battery
    * Turn over and release the 2 tiny screws on the largest plate cover on the back
    * remove the single screw holding he HD in place.
    * carefully slide the HD out of its socket.
    * carefully slide the HD back into the socket. Maybe do this twice.
    * put everything back and power up.

    You may have solved the same problem I found; signal lost in the connector.
    This happens in my case about 1 a year. The above routine fixes the problem.
     
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    ;) A Second fix for the Acer Aspire. . . .

    There has been several times when I have noted that the wall power supply/charger has quit charging. When the output is measured, it is indeed "dead", and first thought is where can I buy a new wall unit.
    Well, the power supply is not dead. Internally there is a type of circuit breaker. Left unplugged, it will reset itself in a few minutes. So, don't pitch it.
    Turns out that neighborhood power failures, lighting strikes near by can kick the unit off. After the unit resets plug it into the wall first, then, into the computer. It likes this sequence.
     
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    Good to know
     
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