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Overheats ¶ 

The Netbook overheats and shuts down.

Dust In Fan ¶ 

If the Netbook becomes hot quickly and shuts down, it could be a sign of dust build up in the fan. Traveling with the laptop or age can cause dirt to get into the holes in the fan. Dust can prohibit the fan from spinning fast enough or not at all. This makes it hard for the computer to cool down, causing damage to the computer and a force shutdown. A burning smell from the computer can also be a sign of dust in the fan. Cleaning out the fan can help cool your computer.

Worn Out Fan ¶ 

If the Netbook becomes hot quickly and shuts down , it could be a sign of an old or damaged fan. Prolonged use of the computer causes the fan to wear down. If the fan is unable to release hot air , damage is caused to the fan. The fan can be taken out and replaced. Fan Replacement Guide: Samsung NP-N145-JP02US Fan Replacement

Screen Blacks Out ¶ 

The Screen doesn't display anything when the computer is on.

Dirty LCD ¶ 

If the Netbook is turned on but the screen only displays blue ,white or no pixels , then there may be issues with the LCD light. The LCD light/ panel can be obstructed by dirt and dust after long use of the device. To remove the grime from the LCD panel, you will simply need to clean it. To clean the LCD panel, you will need a can of compressed air. Take the compressed air can, and use the long straw tip to blow air in between the keys. This should remove the dirt and dust that is causing your screen to not work.

Broken Screen ¶ 

If the netbook screen doesn't display anything it could be due to a damaged or broken screen. The screen can be broken by dropping the laptop or by caring it around often. Check the screen for visible cracks before removing. A new screen can be bought and replaced. Screen Replacement Guide: Samsung NP-N145-JP02US Screen Replacement

Starting/ Booting Failure ¶ 

Your computer won't boot or shuts down during booting.

Windows 8 or 10 Update Issues ¶ 

If the Netbook has issues booting after an update , it may be due to an issue with the windows 8 and 10 downloads. The Netbook was manufactured in 1996 and was not equipped to handle the 2010 and above updates. To fix this issue, Force shut down the laptop. Restart your system and hold F2 to bring up the BIOS setup utility. From this panel you will have an option to cancel the update.

CMOS Reset ¶ 

If the Netbook has issues booting, it may be due to problems with clearing the CMOS settings. This needs to be reset every so often due to long-term use of the computer. The way to reset the CMOS is to turn off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet. Then remove the computer cover. Locate the 2-pin password connector (PSWD) on the system board. Remove the 2-pin jumper plug. Locate the 2-pin CMOS jumper (RTCRST) on the system board. Move the 2-pin jumper plug from the password jumper to pins into the CMOS jumper. Plug in AC power to the system and wait ten seconds for the CMOS to clear. Move the 2-pin jumper plug back to the password jumper. Replace the computer cover.

Faulty Keyboard ¶ 

The keys are unresponsive or don't correlate with what is being pushed.

Dirt Accumulation in the Keyboard ¶ 

If the Netbook keyboard isn't responding to touch ,there may be a buildup of dust in the keyboard. This can be due to messy conditions around the computer and having dirty hands while typing. Taking off the keys and cleaning out the keyboard with air spray will fix this issue

Broken Keyboard ¶ 

Ig the Netbook Keyboard is unresponsive or the keys being shown don't correlate with the keys being touched, the keys may be broken. The keyboard can become broken due to rough use of the computer, lack of cleanliness and damage to the computer. The keys or entire keyboard can be replaced. Entire Keyboard Replacement Guide: Samsung NP-N145-JP02US Keyboard Replacement Single Key Replacement Guide: Samsung NP-N145-JP02US Keys Replacement

Battery Does Not Hold Charge ¶ 

The device loses power and dies very quickly after being fully charged.

Battery Charge Indicator Loses Function ¶ 

After strenuous use of the device, charging and discharging repeatedly, the battery charge indicator can become miscalculated. When this happens, the battery charge indicator can show a charge higher than what the device actually has. When the device begins to die quickly after a short time, the battery may need to be re calibrated. You can calibrate your battery by letting your device discharge completely by using the Battery Calibration Function, and then recharging it. The Battery Calibration Function can be accessed by restarting your computer and pressing the F2 button. The System Setup page should appear, and then press Boot. The Boot menu should show an option titled Smart Battery Calibration, then select Yes. This is what drains your remaining battery, after the battery is completely discharged, plug the device in and let it charge to 100%.

Device Plugged In But Not Charging ¶ 

If your device is plugged in but is not charging, a notification should pop up from Windows. The notification should read “Plugged in, not charging. Consider replacing your battery.” This is when replacement of the battery will be your solution to a bad battery life. To replace a battery, you should order a new one online or from store. To replace the battery, turn off your device and unplug it from anything. Release the latch that is holding your old battery in and slide it out. Simply slide your new battery into the port and make sure it is being held in by the latch. Once this is done, put back cover back on and fully charge your new battery to make sure it will reach full power capacity. Battery Replacement Guide: Samsung NP-N145-JP02US Battery Replacement

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