[clug] EeePC - back it up!

Adam Thomas adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 03:39:31 GMT 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 12:14:38PM +1000, Robert Edwards wrote:
> For those fellow EeePC owners - don't forget to backup your valuable
> data. Although the EeePC uses "safe" Flash memory for secondary storage,
> other parts of the system can fail.
> At the moment, mine is shutting down seconds after power up (sometimes
> it gets to the login screen, but usually not). No idea why.

Have you tried booting off an SD or USB flash drive?

If your EEE does end up bricked can I have your keyboard? Mine had an
H2O hazmat spill... Even after several minutes in front of the heater
it's still firing 'repeat escape' which makes doing anything hard. If
not there is always ebay.

> Unlike the hard drive in a "normal" laptop, the Flash memory can't be
> (easily) removed to be plugged into another system. In the case of my
> 701, it consists of 4 surface mount devices soldered directly onto the
> mainboard.
> I'll keep on hoping that I can get this thing to boot up long enough
> for me to transfer my data off of it, but I am not too hopeful. In the  
> meantime, anyone got a JEDEC reader that might be used to read the
> contents of the Flash devices in circuit?
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.
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