Hey! I’m a hardware “geek” now, too! This is my Acer Aspire One netbook. It died over a year ago – the hard drive failed (it had bad sectors and quit running). I bought a 250gb hard drive on eBay for $35 and replaced the hard drive all by myself. It powered up, but I don’t have the password to log-in. Now I just have to wait for the seller to get back to me. I’m just thrilled to death it even powered on!