Sunday, August 8, 2010

Left click broke on Asus EEEPC 900

Warning: Any breakage due to following this tutorial is sole responsibility of any body using this tutorial. So here is what I did to fix this. Physical fix took about 1 and a 1/2 hours from disassembly to cleaning out switch to VOM check to reassembly to reboot and check. Research took longer.

First. Do my research. Links below.




Then watch some videos. All credit goes to TigerOnEEEPC for making these videos on youtube.

The above videos were invaluable and I used them to follow how to disassemble my Netbook.

After pulling keyboard and upper plastic casing (plus ribbon harnesses for keyboard and mouse) I took apart the switch using this video for reference. Downloaded zip and extracted using Mplayer to watch extracted AVI File. Which was made with Open source tools like Blender. All credit goes to wapko for making this video.


The contact disk was not cracked inside of switch. Cleaned out contacts with 90% denatured alcohol and q-tips and a razor knife (thin one). Reassembled switch. Checked with VOM first before reassembling Netbook.

Checked good with VOM. Reassembled Netbook.
Booted up into Antix 8.5. Left click on Menu in Icewm. Left click now works as it should. I will see how long this fix lasts.