BIOS recovery problems, alternative method?

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    Mavec

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    Hello...

    I have an Acer Aspire One AOA-150 netbook. In the past, when I have received the "black screen of death" at startup, the process found at the following link has worked to recover the BIOS: http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-...very.html.

    However, the ESC key no longer works (I´ve only been using the machine as a virtual external monitor with MaxiVista). I've tried the sequence and it does not work (due to the above fact). Since the sequence requires FN-ESC to be pressed at the same time, I am wondering if it will work to plug in an external keyboard? I would need to buy one. Or is there any other possible way I could recover the BIOS? Or is the only thing left to do toss the computer in the scrap heap?

    Thanks for any help...

    Mavec
     
    Mavec, Nov 24, 2010
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    shashishekhar

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    I think you should try to format it but i know one thing there is no need to dump it it can be repaired :cool:
     
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    Mavec

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    Format the hard drive? How would I be able to do that when I cannot even turn it on correctly? All the same, that cannot be the solution. This is a BIOS issue, not a hard drive issue.

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    Swarvey Moderator

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    Are you saying the ESC key on your keyboard is not working? or the whole method? If it is the keyboard you should be able to grab a brand new one off eBay for around $20 or so. They're relatively simple to install, but getting the old one out can be a pain the proverbial.
     
    Swarvey, Nov 25, 2010
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