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I have an Asus Eee PC 901 with a broken power supply. Doing some Internet search, I found a blog response stating that these power supplies can be repaired by "smacking them on a desk /floor / even surface".

I would like a more detailed description of this "repair" procedure (what side goes up/down, how hard to smack, etc.).

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If I had the reputation, I'd tag this "percussive-maintenance". – Andrew Grimm Dec 6 '10 at 0:05
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Just buy a replacement, they are not expensive and you will be guaranteed of getting a working adapter.

Whilst hitting some electronic devices can work, it should never be recommended.

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You're probably right :-) Actually I've still got warranty, so I can get a replacement for free. I'm just too lazy to drive the 15km to the store, and 15km back... – Martin Bøgelund Feb 5 '10 at 13:09

This is coincidence that his power adapter worked afterwards again. A power adapter is a technical device, and as all technical devices they can fail in so many different ways that I can't even think of all.

Maybe his just had a loose contact which reseated itself during the procedure. Smacking/punching/throwing devices is not a repair procedure, it's hit or miss.

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