Tip & How-To about Acer Aspire One Netbook

How to flash the BIOS on a ACER Aspire 110 Netbook

1) Format a USB memory key with the FAT mode.
2) Download the latest version of the BIOS from Acer support website:

Aspire One A110 download Site : CLICK HERE

If the options are disabeled try the: Additional downloads may be available on our FTP site link @ the bottom of the page.

3) Extract the files from the zip and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file into a new folder on the memory stick,then rename the folder "root directory"
4) Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD and then remove the disk.
5) Turn the machine off, insert the battery and connect the AC adapter.
6) Insert the USB Memory Stick into one of the USB port of the Aspire One.
7) Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the machine on.
8) Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking.
9) Press the power button once. The machine will start the BIOS flash, do not interrupt for any reason. After some minutes the power button will stop blinking, and then the machine will reboot. Wait till the machine has completed all this operations.
If everything has gone right, the BIOS is flashed and all the settings should be reset to default.

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Sounds like the boot up routine is not even starting. Can you hear any sound of the hard drive running (not the fan)? It maybe that your BIOS has got corrupted and that's a major hassle.
You can
1) Format a USB memory key with the FAT mode.
2) Download the latest version of the BIOS from Acer support website:
but I would go first to the Acer website to support and ask for help.
http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/
Enter your country and it goes to Support pages

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Welcome to fixya,


Acer Blank screen at startup My Acer Aspire One notebook goes to a blank screen at startup.
BIOS Recovery Systemkat107x130.jpg As awful as it sounds, this is a fairly common problem with Acer Aspire notebooks and it sounds like you have an issue with the BIOS - as long as you can see the power button and hear the fans running to indicate that it is not a power issue. Luckily, these notebooks come with a built-in BIOS recovery system that should get you up and running without damaging or losing any of your files. Know that doing this may void your warranty, so if you have a warranty, you should talk to Acer directly. Follow these steps EXACTLY, and it should work for you:
  1. Format a USB memory stick to FAT. Make sure it is bootable.
  2. Download the latest BIOS from the Acer website. Follow these links for BIOS for Aspire One 150 or this link for BIOS for Aspire One 110
  3. Put the FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the memory stick.
  4. Rename the BIOS file: ZG5IA32.FD. It is important that you get the file name exactly right.
  5. Remove the drive.
  6. Turn the Acer off, but make sure you have a working battery and AC power connected.
  7. Insert the USB memory stick into a USB port.
  8. Press Fn+Esc and press the Power button at the same time. After a few seconds, release Fn+Esc.
  9. The power button should be blinking. Press it once.
  10. At this point, the BIOS will flash - don't press anything or interrupt this process. If you've done it right, the power button will stop flashing and the notebook will reboot. When it is all done, everything should be set to reboot.
Because you have an Acer Aspire One and you are getting the blank boot screen, I'm betting that this will solve your problem. If you are still having problems after following these directions exactly, then let us know and we can try to troubleshoot hardware or screen issues that may be the culprit.

Hope this helps.

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Hello,

*This method only applies to Aspire ONE A150 only
1) Format USB memory stick with FAT file system.

2) Download BIOS for A150
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_Acer_3310_A_AOA110%20&%20AOA150.zip?acerid=633850493862245097&Step1=Netbook&Step2=Aspire%20One&Step3=AOA150&OS=X01&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_7

3) Extract all files the downloaded file and place FLASHIT.EXE and BIOS file onto the memory stick

4) Rename BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD

5) Turn netbook of, with power AND battery connected

6) Plug in memory stick with BIOS file and Flasit.exe

7) Press and hold Fn+Esc the unit will go on, hold until power LED is flashing then release keys. If it does not flash, then release and press power button once.

8) You'll notice the LED of both the usb memory stick and the power LED will flash together.

9) After a few seconds the flashing will stop and the unit will reboot or switch off completely.

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*This method only applies to Aspire ONE A150 only
1) Format USB memory stick with FAT file system.

2) Download BIOS for A150
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_Acer_3310_A_AOA110%20&%20AOA150.zip?acerid=633850493862245097&Step1=Netbook&Step2=Aspire%20One&Step3=AOA150&OS=X01&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_7

3) Extract all files the downloaded file and place FLASHIT.EXE and BIOS file onto the memory stick

4) Rename BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD

5) Turn netbook of, with power AND battery connected

6) Plug in memory stick with BIOS file and Flasit.exe

7) Press and hold Fn+Esc the unit will go on, hold until power LED is flashing then release keys. If it does not flash, then release and press power button once.

8) You'll notice the LED of both the usb memory stick and the power LED will flash together.

9) After a few seconds the flashing will stop and the unit will reboot or switch off completely.

^^ this is a copy paste from my own solutions

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