Cheers, Luke Try unplugging charger, remove battery, press power button for 10 or more seconds, replace battery, plug in charger, and give it a try - if it sticks again - hold power button down till it shuts down then start again (and cross fingers ) I just opened the disk drive and left it open during a start up. Normally my HDD makes a sound when starting up and when shutting down. I bought this from Xotic PC January last year - little I knew my warranty is 24 months! This means opening the thing up and visually checking. My serial is on the bottom of my laptop but not sure if it'll work.When you look at that, also take a look at the little white flat data cable and make sure that's OK.On my Asus X501a, this cable lies directly on the hard drive.
The folks over at eeeusers have already compiled a nice guide for updating the bios so I'll just link to theirs instead of creating my own. Disclaimer: The following instructions are tested on some Eee PC models. (FAT32 formatted 8GB non-partitioned USB stick was used). Insert the USB stick and the BIOS update proceeds automatically. ROM to a FAT32-formatted 1G (no need to create neither FAT32-type nor 16MB-sized partition) noname USB-stick. ROM", since the 1006 revision of the BIOS for the "900 Linux" model is shipped with a filename of "900-ASUS-1006. I used succesfully a freedos live usb ( with bios .To see a list of models and there upgrade results scroll down to the "Tested Models" section. Try not to look at it for the several minutes that it appears to be doing nothing. Upon reboot it will request to press F2 to go into setup, as it detects the change in BIOS. Inserted stick into 701SD and hit powerbutton, then Alt F2. ROM and the asus afudos utility (ftp://dlsvr01com/pub/ASUS/mb/flash/AFUDOS236.zip).I just downloaded the latest BIOS version "2204", it is a ROM file and now I don't know what to do with it.Here is the Tutorial: Go to Asus website, click on Downloads and select your hardware from the list, then select your operating system.I have looking to upgrade my BIOS on my 1000H eeepc.I have read several tutorials but none of them seem to make any sense to me.ROM and copy the file to a CD/DVD or to a USB drive.Needless to say, plug in the power adapter, you definitely dont want to lose power while upgrading BIOS.This can happen if the computer is bumped, for example.There's undoubtedly a little video showing how to open up your laptop to look.