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    Fix for problem: Won't start, won't stay on, erratic blinking orange LED

    I searched everywhere for this problem with my Asus Transformer T101HA and found endless results for other models. It was very frustrating. I hope this solution is more google-able!

    The pad was fully charged. I went to turn it on, just got the orange LED blinking erratically. Held the power button down for 30 seconds. Tablet powers on, even goes to desktop, but turns off as soon as power button is released. Wow annoying.

    The problem was a motherboard error in reading the battery. Using a butter knife, I pried the case off gently. I started near the ports and made progress by sliding the knife between the silver (yours might be pink) case and the black screen. Be careful around the headphone jack and dock ports, otherwise the case is fairly hardy. I opened up the case when each edge was pried. Inside, two large batteries connect to the motherboard with a plug that has many wires (8?) coming out of it. The one on mine was taped down with black fabric tape. The battery-in port is located nearly at the very center of the tablet, skewed towards the top a bit. I pulled off the tape, pried off the plug from the port, and pressed the power button. Then I reattached the battery. I checked to make sure the problem was resolved and reassembled. This fixed the error. Once I knew what I was doing, it took about 15 minutes.

    Let me know if anyone needs further clarification, this seems to be a common problem with Transformers.

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    Welcome to the forum Vulture987, thanks for the (at your own risk, warranty busting) advice.
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