ASUS X205TA netbook keeps shutting down

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  1. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro
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    ASUS X205TA netbook keeps shutting down


    I recently clean installed Win 10 on a friends' netbook; the install was successful and it was working fine after installing a few drivers, Chrome and a few other software programs. I shut it down and a couple of days later my friend came to pick it up. When I then turned on the netbook, I logged in and within a few seconds, the shutting down screen appeared. I tried several times with the same result. The battery, although it says fully charged, is dead as the netbook will not start without being plugged in. Various searches for the problem have said that it should work plugged in with a faulty battery but I'm not sure. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
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  2. Posts : 541
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    Hi what if you remove the battery and just use it plugged in?
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  3. Posts : 33
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    Thank you for your reply - I haven't tried that yet but I will. Also, I notice when I enter the BIOS, the date is always wrong and it changes even after I set it correctly. Will the computer boot if the CMOS battery is dead? Could that be the problem?
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  4. Posts : 541
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    I would change cmos battery first then try
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  5. Posts : 33
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    I've taken out the main battery and the motherboard and can't find a CMOS battery anywhere; surely it has to be on the motherboard, but it's not! Does anyone know where it is?
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  7. Posts : 33
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    Thanks very much oscer1, I know what the battery looks like but I cannot find it. It's definitely not on the motherboard. I've done a number of searches but can't find the info.
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  8. Posts : 3,682
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    On Netbooks the CMOS battery is soldered onto the motherboard and is not replaceable.
    The main battery needs to be replaced.
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  9. Posts : 4,093
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    If the main battery doesn't hold charge, use the netbook without it.
    Using the computer with a damaged battery may damage the internal power supply that is part of the MoBo.

    Can you post a photo of the MoBo?
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  10. Posts : 33
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    Hi All, spunk mentions that the CMOS batttery is soldered to the motherboard however, I believe that is wrong as there is no CMOS battery visible on either side of the motherboard; in addition, if the battery looks like the link posted by oscer1, it should be obvious. I don't think replacing the main battery is going to help with the CMOS however, today I will try to boot it with the main battery removed and the unit plugged in. I appreciate all the suggestions but, so far, nothing has helped.

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    OK, so I did what oscer1 suggested - try booting with the battery removed and the device plugged in. It now works without shutting down. As long as it can run like this, I'm not bothered about the CMOS so problem solved.

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions.
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