Sunday February 14 07:26 am
01 How to fix the Acer Aspire One black screen problem - flash the BIOS (www.LowEndGuru.com)
The full post in my website http //lowendguru.com/2010/02/how-to-fix-the-acer-aspire-one-black-screen/ This video tutorial shows you how to fix the "black screen of death" problem of the Acer Aspire One netbook. This is a very common problem with this netbook since it was released to the market with a defective BIOS software that can eventually fail and needs to be upgraded. The black screen issue seems to be caused by abruptly shutting down the netbook, this may happen due to battery malfunctions. Be sure to check out this other video http //www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8hXlavoXAw And consider buying a new battery, here's a link to an online store http //bit.ly/YPEC2A This problem is so common, that the manufacturer decided to post the solution on the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of their site. Notice that the instructions in the official FAQ tells you to download the version 3309 of the BIOS, this will fix the problem, but I got the black screen again a couple of months after fixing it. My recommendation (as can be seen in the video) is to go get the latest BIOS version for your particular model of Acer Aspire One. These are the instructions according to ACER "Create a recovery USB drive to update the Bios on the unit. The specific steps to perform this recovery with the USB drive are 1. Download & Extract AS1 BIOS 3309.zip (found in http //support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/documents/AS1 BIOS 3309.zip) 2. Rename the Bios name from 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd. 3. Copy zg5ia32.fd and Flashit.exe to USB flash drive. 4. Start the restoration process A. Plug the AC Adapter into the unit. B. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port. C. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together. D. Keep these keys held down and press power. E. When the unit's power light comes on release the Fn and Esc keys. F. After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink. G. Let the unit run and after approximately 1-7 minutes, the unit should reboot. H. Video should now be restored. If these steps fail to resolve the no post, no video issue please contact Acer Technical Support." Here's the link to the official ACER site with the instructions http //support.acer.com/acerpanam/netbook/0000/Acer/AspireOneAOA110/AspireOneAOA110faq22.shtml And here's the Acer official web site in case you need it http //us.acer.com If you found this information useful or you have any questions please leave a comment. Have a nice day! http //www.LowEndGuru.com ------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER The materials presented in this video are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing professional advice. The information presented by the Low End Guru is only to be considered as personal opinions and experiences. The Low End Guru is not responsible for any damage or losses resulting from an attempt to reproduce the actions seen on this video. All company names, logos, trademarks, product names, or service marks that are mentioned or shown in this video are the property of their respective owners.