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How to Reset an Eee PC to Factory

Updated April 17, 2017

Whether your Asus Eee PC is experiencing severe operating system errors, or you simply want a clean slate, the manual factory reset procedure is a simple solution. Initiating a computer reset will restore your Eee netbook to its original factory condition.

Turn off your computer. If the operating system is frozen, initiate a hard system shutdown by holding down the power button for four to six seconds.

Remove the AC power adaptor. Disconnect the adaptor from both the electrical socket and your Eee PC.

Slide the battery lock on the bottom of the unit to an unlock position. Remove the battery.

Locate the reset button on the bottom of the laptop. It is a pin hole button that requires a small pointy device, such as a paper clip, to depress.

Press and hold down the reset button for 10 seconds.

Reconnect you Eee PC's battery and power adaptor. Press the power button to start the computer and confirm that the manual reset is complete.

Tip

If you intend to sell or donate your Eee PC in the future, the manual reset procedure is a simple method of removing your personal data.

Warning

Backup your data to a USB flash drive before resetting your computer, or the data will be deleted.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper clip or similar small pointy device
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