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Old 24th July, 2004, 06:43 PM
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Unhappy barebone notebook help please

well i just put together a barebones "asus M3N" series notebook.
i had to buy the harddrive, the memory and the cpu.

harddrive is toshiba
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...149-020&depa=0

memory transend:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...208-003&depa=0

cpu pentium m 1.6 ghz
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...111-157&depa=0


i installed everything, then tried powering up....it just stay on for about 3 seconds then shuts off.
am i doing something wrong? do i need to make it charge for a few hours first since, it's never been charged before?

PS. i have the ac adapter plugged in...when i try powering it on.
PS. again, no OS or such, remember it's barebones.
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Old 24th July, 2004, 09:26 PM
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Most laptops will run happily without the battery. That would allow you to see if it's a problem with the machine, or an issue with the battery.
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Old 24th July, 2004, 09:54 PM
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i got it up and running
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Old 24th July, 2004, 10:44 PM
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Cool - what did you have to?
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how much was the total cost?
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Old 26th July, 2004, 01:58 AM
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actually the cpu wasn't locked in properlly, but seeing as how it's a totally different locking system from a desktop....i had missed it when installing the cpu.

PS. it cost me $1050 total.....and it's running beautiful.

i saved $1000 by putting it together myself....notebooks that i've seen with the same specs that i have all cost upwards of $2000 and i was really not looking to spend anywhere near so much on a notebook
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Old 26th July, 2004, 05:11 PM
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That is awesome, michaelwolfe! Congrats on a cheap notebook.
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give me a few minutes and i'll take some pix of it and post here
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