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    Hi guys.

    Bit of advise, please?

    I have anAcer Aspire One Netbook Atom 1.6Ghz/1GB/160G HDD/Webcam/10.1'' Screen, that used to have Windows 7 starter on it.

    Had all sorts of problems, with it so ended up formatting and installing Xubuntu 14.04 32 bit on it.

    It's running a lot better now, but thinking of selling it and getting something better.

    Any idea what sort of price I could try selling it at?

    Thought of Trade Me, as don't use other sites, but any advice is appreciated.

    Ian

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    Selling it might be more trouble than it is worth. Our daughter had one of these - identical except I think it ran XP. Every now and then it would totally die and require a complicated procedure to get it going again - involved downloading a BIOS onto a USB stick (and it might have required a small USB stick which can be hard to find these days)

    Unfortunately putting Linux on it might not have solved this problem (assuming it's the model I'm thinking of)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBCmicro View Post
    Selling it might be more trouble than it is worth. Our daughter had one of these - identical except I think it ran XP. Every now and then it would totally die and require a complicated procedure to get it going again - involved downloading a BIOS onto a USB stick (and it might have required a small USB stick which can be hard to find these days)

    Unfortunately putting Linux on it might not have solved this problem (assuming it's the model I'm thinking of)
    I think it may be the same, except operating system and I didn't do anything with Bios.
    Was my DIl's and she had problems with it from day one.
    I keep telling here to take it back and she did, a few times, but didn't take long for problems to come back.
    I worked on it, for a while and gave it back, only to have it returned a short while later.
    Can't recall how many times I did a system restore and reload.
    I have Linux on it, for over a month now and problem has not returned.
    You had to leave it turned on 24/7, as each time it would restart, would fail.
    I tried about 4 or 5 different Linux before I settled for Xubuntu 14.04. I even tried a 64 bit version and that seemed okay, but lacking in ram.

    Thanks for your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBCmicro View Post
    involved downloading a BIOS onto a USB stick (and it might have required a small USB stick which can be hard to find these days)
    Sounds like a corrupt BIOS, if you had to reflash the BIOS all the time.. The other ASUS mobo here, had the same prob with the latest BIOS for it. Every time I turned it on, (if the affected / buggy BIOS was on it), it rebooted / looped continuously. I had to reflash the previous BIOS to fix it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Sounds like a corrupt BIOS, if you had to reflash the BIOS all the time.. The other ASUS mobo here, had the same prob with the latest BIOS for it. Every time I turned it on, (if the affected / buggy BIOS was on it), it rebooted / looped continuously. I had to reflash the previous BIOS to fix it
    Hey Speedy.

    Guess I'll have to search for Bios, not that I've done a bios update for many a year

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    That was for BBCmicro's reply not yours. I dont think yours has the same prob. You probably wouldnt get much if Linux is on it. If I brought it, I'd probably re-format it anyway

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    How much would you accept for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    How much would you accept for it?
    No idea, open to offers?

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    You might br better trying your luck on TM.
    I'd only be looking at it for parts.
    What is the battery life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    You might br better trying your luck on TM.
    I'd only be looking at it for parts.
    What is the battery life?
    I normally run on AC power, but when I unplug it says about 6 hours.
    Yes I was thinking about Trade Me and was look for a pricing guide, as I have no idea.

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