BLACK screen after Bios updating - PLS HELP ME ;-(

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    alexabcd

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    I was trying to update the bios to th latest version, but someting was wrong and now my screen is black!

    I've tried the MACLES bios recovery, but the power button continue blinking!

    Who can help me?


    ... I'm crying
     
    alexabcd, Oct 23, 2008
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    Re: BLACK screen after Bios updating

    how long did you wait for the BIOS recovery?
     
    goofball, Oct 24, 2008
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    Re: BLACK screen after Bios updating

    I waited for 20 minutes the first time and for 30 minutes the second...
    It's too short?

    I've tried also to change usb key and the bat file (I opend it and changed the name with the name they told me...)
     
    alexabcd, Oct 24, 2008
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    Re: BLACK screen after Bios updating

    bios recovery takes about a minute or so, not longer.
     
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    Re: BLACK screen after Bios updating

    so, what should I do?

    Can you help me?
     
    alexabcd, Oct 24, 2008
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    Re: BLACK screen after Bios updating

    I can't understand why for some persons that works and for me it continues to blink forever!

    I copied and renamed the files into the USB stick 1gb formatted with fat16

    than I did the combination of FN+ESC then I pushed the power button

    it start to blink

    I push another time the power button but nothing changes and it continues to blink for 20 minutes...


    I tryed with the 3305 bios and with 3304 but nothing!
    I have to copy and modify also the BAT file?

    who can help me? I'm going crazy and I want to cry!
     
    alexabcd, Oct 24, 2008
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    just checking but did you rename the bios file according to the instructions ?
     
    james_mtl, Oct 24, 2008
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    Yes I did!
    I copyed the name directly from the web page, So I'm sure that's the right name!
     
    alexabcd, Oct 25, 2008
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    Who can help me!
    the Acer warranty told me that is not valid my US warranty here in Italy, so they can't do anythind for my AAO ...

    help help help!
     
    alexabcd, Nov 7, 2008
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    oink!

    I had the same problem...BUT !!!

    I found something usefull =)

    Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery
    The AA1 has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn't boot anymore. It's only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.

    Follow every step carefully!

    First format an USB stick with FAT.

    1)Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick.
    2)Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that's important. Do not remove the USB stick.
    3)Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected.
    4)Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on.
    5)Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking.
    6)Press the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate the BIOS flash, do not interrupt it under any circumstances. After a while the power button will stop blinking, and the AA1 will reboot shortly after. Wait patiently.

    The BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.

    If for some reason you made a mistake during the procedure and it doesn't reboot by itself wait 5 minutes before turning it off, just to be safe that it isn't still flashing the BIOS.

    HOPE it will HELP YOU
    =)
     
    klauny, Nov 7, 2008
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    But I have to give to the usb device a name or not?
    when I format the usb stick, I have to write something in the name form?
     
    alexabcd, Nov 7, 2008
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    somewhere I red a guide to flash the AAO bios, but before to flash the bios it said to do a backup of the bios,
    who did the backup and can send it to me so I can try with your backup?
     
    alexabcd, Nov 7, 2008
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    Thanks for this was just getting ready to take my aspire a150 back to shop and face the music. I saw this post and thought i'd give it ago followed instructions exactly renamed 3114 bios to ZG5IA32 and waited . Now i have my aspire back working. Great stuff thanks

    only thing i never had to do was press power button to initiate it .I just put usb card in slot and held fn and esc while i turned on machine as soon as i let go of the two keys the card started to flash as though it was being read. Also i formatted the card to fat 32
     
    WAK, Dec 6, 2008
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    I've tryed this for 20 times and nothing happend...
     
    alexabcd, Dec 13, 2008
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    Just wanted to say thanks, this worked a treat. I got the "Black Screen of Death" after removing the boot password.
    Followed the procedure to the letter , and it worked first time.
    :p :p :p :p
     
    aitkenjh, Dec 20, 2008
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