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Black Screen After Bios Update ?????????????????????????????

Hello to all. I hope there is a ray of hope for my Acer 1640z. I downloaded the bios update for my model and made sure that it was the Intel Chipset version ZL9I3A19.WHP. The update seemed to go through without any problems until it rebooted the system. When it rebooted everything came on like it was supposed EXCEPT for the LCD. I have scoured the web for fixes and advice and have found several people who had or have the same problem. Everything I have tried has not worked. I have no floppy drive of any kind so everything I do has to be from bootable cd-rom. I have tried creating an autoexec.bat file with the command line as follows.... PHLASH16 ZL9I3A19.WHP /CC /CD /CP /QI /R /PY /SN.....and added it to a boot disc made with MagicISO, but no luck. If anyone can explain to me in any kind of detail on how to replace my BIOS under these circumstances, I would be greatly appreciative. I also tried hooking up an external monitor so I could see what was going on during the post, but all I get is a bunch of verticle lies of all colors. PLEASE HELP!!!!!! ANYBODY!!!!!

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    So just so I am clear. There is no possible way for me to reflash the bios outside of paying someone else to do it? I have read so many posts refering to the same problem on many PCs and alot of people seem to be able to reflash with a floppy or bootable cd-rom. I can't help but hope this option is possible for me. I will continue to search for a self solution but I thank you greatly for your input.

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Sir bios needs to be formated ,,,,,you need to counsult a hardware tech ,,,they have a flash gun which can format the bios compltly and rebuild it ,,,,as update might have affected the video card so after formating the bios we need to chk to video and graphic card,,,,

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Hey same thing happend to me i got it working by tapping i believe it was F1 repeatedly and it got it up and running fine.. hope this helps.

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It should be ok, as this can happen quite often.

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I also posted this one under "Notebook Bios Problems" which might not be the correct place. Anyway here it is for you to see and maybe you can learn from my experience.

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Have done a VISTA upgrade with Acers upgrade DVD.
It recommended to upgrade the BIOS - after doing this notebook is dead.
(1 long and 2 short beeps).
If I want to flash a new BIOS with Crisis method which BIOS should I use i.e. how do I know if I need the AT or UMA version - how to verify this on the notebook (my version is 1642 ZWLMI)?

I would very much appreciate some help on this - thank you

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I was a little bit worried when I started icon_sad.gif but later I was all smiles icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

So a BIG thanks to everyone who posted possible solutions here in this forum:

1: I bought a NEC model UF0002 USB floppy Disk Drive Unit.
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7: I now had a recovery floppy.
8: all steps above obviously done on my desktop PC.
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20: THE LAPTOP IS BACK AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU I SAVED A LOT
OF MONEY icon_lol.gif

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-->


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It recommended to upgrade the BIOS - after doing this notebook is dead.
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If I want to flash a new BIOS with Crisis method which BIOS shouldI use i.e. how do I know if I need the AT or UMA version - how toverify this on the notebook (my version is 1642 ZWLMI)?

I would very much appreciate some help on this - thank you

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So a BIG thanks to everyone who posted possible solutions here in this forum:

1: I bought a NEC model UF0002 USB floppy Disk Drive Unit.
2: Downloaded the zip file from the ACER homepage with the BIOS
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learned from NoClaim's post I chose the ZL9I3A24.WPH.
3: Downloaded the zip files with the Crisis recovery zip-file (See d0gi's
post: http://www.rechner.org/b1800.html ).
4: un-zipped the files
5: copies the file ZL9I3A24.WPH into the crisis directory - deleted the
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to BIOS.WHP.
6: ran the WINCRIS.EXE program (did an unbootable format of the floppy)
7: I now had a recovery floppy.
8: all steps above obviously done on my desktop PC.
9: removed battery from my ACER 1640Z laptop
10: unplugged powercable.
11: inserted the USB floppy in one of the USB ports on the laptop
12: pressed the <fn> and <esc> keys
13: plugged the powercord
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15: waited a bit - lights came on on the laptop (no beeps)
16: waited a little longer and the light on the floppy came on
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OF MONEY icon_lol.gif

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