My Transnote is dead
It does not boot when I push the power button. the HD LED flashes once and nothing. The HD does spin up, but no beeps, no display.
I tried: swapping battery and power adaptors, swapping HD, no change.
When I opened it up, the ribbon cable under the keyboard looked extremely corroded. This is the one that hooks up to the BIOS backup (yellow) battery, and the green battery that provide backup power to the the transnote (electronic notepad) side. This battery has corroded nodes. And where it connects to the ribbon cable, more corrosion there.
Nasty. I should have disconnected the green battery when I replaced the yellow battery many months ago.