Howdy! I perused your forums in regards to my issue. I decided to post because It seems my situation has some slight differences. I had to replace a screen on an eee PC 900 HD that was my daughters. This laptop has been down and "lost" for two years. I just found it, got a new screen from Ebay and was going to give it as a gift to my niece. I replaced the screen and everything looked great! I'd forgotten that I'd done a clean install of Factory Windows, so I went through the motions with that, then proceeded to do Windows Update. The first time I tried to do an update it told me "Error, Forbidden" on the website. I clicked around a little, tried again, failed, got frustrated, then rebooted. Upon rebooting, the windows update started to work. It did the ActiveX thingy and started downloading the file it needed to use for updating purposes. It got to 100% and hung out there for about 60 seconds then *BLINK* the laptop turns off. I was like WTH?? And tried to turn it back on from the power button. It turned on, booted up, got just past the BIOS and *BLINK* off it went again. When I tried to turn it on again, it wouldn't do anything. I unplugged it, took off the battery, plugged it back in, and turned it back on. It booted to the point where it said windows shut down wrong, do you want to safe mode or regular load yadda yadda. I picked regular then *BLINK* off again! I took off the keyboard to feel the plate underneath which is over three areas where thermal tape was and it was warm to the touch, but not HOT. I left the keyboard propped up (In the event it was overheating...if that mattered) and turned on the laptop again. This time, I went into the BIOS to see what the temperature overheating setting was, and could not find that anywhere in the BIOS. Yay me! I booted back to windows again, and it loaded windows, I tabbed through a few things... all was good - for about 3 minutes. *BLINK* Then I got pissed. I opened the laptop again, checked the thermal tape. Added some artic silver to the warmer squares (there were three with thermal tape. Don't know what was what cause I didn't check. Was too mad) closed 'er back up and tried again. She worked for all of 8 minutes this time. friggin *BLINK* again! After reading your forums, I tried putting the battery back on, letting it charge, then I was going to try again with just the battery. HOWEVER, the battery light keeps slowly blinking red and now that I look at it durn near 2 hours later... there is NO light on at all! After all of this, here's the clincher. I just installed a backlight inverter and new screen hinges on a Compaq C300 laptop. Just finished it Saturday. That dang laptop was doing the same exact thing this past weekend! It would shut off, then they would have to unplug it, then plug it back in to get it to power back on! It's resolved itself since then but man! What tha cuss is going on? Am I touching something on these screens that's shorting them out or something? Sorry for the lengthy post, but I figure all information is better than part information. Thanks folks!