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    Hey. I just tried to solder on wires to my power button in my acer netbook. Its was extremely small and very difficult. Now that I think I got them on, the lights flash yellow instead of green when i plug the power in (with no battery in) and it wont respond to my switch when I tested it before soldering and it worked. It also makes a click-click-click fast noise whenever plugged in. What do you guys think that would be? Thanks.
    Acer Netbook with 160hdd and 1.60 Ghtz atom - to be installed

  • #2
    Sounds like you perhaps got solder somewhere that solder shouldn't be, and shorted something out? Either way, the fast clicking noise is very not good, and you likely ruined it. Your best bet may be to unsolder your wires and clean it up as best you can to see if it still works.
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    • #3
      i did that. took off the wires and unsoldered around it. took the clicking away and i got it to work after it. Not sure what the clicking was but it might have been the power button rapidly pressing itself? Thanks for the help. Because of the clicking, I had given up...
      Acer Netbook with 160hdd and 1.60 Ghtz atom - to be installed

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      • #4
        possibly, in your laptop's bios, there is a setting to restore power on a/c loss... you would still have to shut down with the windows button but startup would be simply powering up the laptop

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        • #5
          Originally posted by trader007 View Post
          possibly, in your laptop's bios, there is a setting to restore power on a/c loss... you would still have to shut down with the windows button but startup would be simply powering up the laptop
          if you're lucky enough to have that option, also use ShutControl to automatically hibernate when a/c power lost.
          2007 Mini Cooper eee PC worklog

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          • #6
            If you're lucky you just shorted the 2 wires together. Try holding the power button down, plug it in, and see if you get the click click click again. At least you'll know what it was.

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            • #7
              yeah i got it to work...ish. not it makes a buzzing sound whenever on. its not that bad, really annoying when on desk but not loud enough to where it will be heard over my exhaust anyways, let alone the speakers.
              Acer Netbook with 160hdd and 1.60 Ghtz atom - to be installed

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