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Where do I get the FLASHIT.EXE needeed to flash bios on acer netbook

Went to acer website and downloaded the DOS _FLASH drive as it explained. Also renamed the 3310.FD file and copied it to flash drive but the FLASHIT.EXE file is not listed in the folder and I'm not sure if its listed under a different name or how to get it. Please help to understand and resolve this so I can possibly fix the netbook

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You can get this file from HERE, and copy it to root directory of usb

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SOURCE: BIOS update has killed my Netbook!

Hello,
BIOS updates should only be done by certified technicians, if you put the wrong version on your system, lets say even 1 earlier version, there is potential that your computer may never start again. 
I would contact Acer, is your machine still under warranty?

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Bios fix netbook


hi
1.Download and extract the latest BIOS for the netbook.
2. Rename the BIOS file from 3310.fd to zg5ia32.fd.
3. Copy zg5ia32.fd and Flashit.exe to USB flash drive
4. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in.
5. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
6. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together and press the power button.
7. When the unit's power light comes on wait a few seconds and release the Fn and Esc keys.
8. After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink.
9. During the BIOS update process the display will be blank.
10. Let the unit run and after approximately 1 to 7 minutes, the unit should reboot and the BIOS will be updated.

Aug 08, 2014 | Acer Aspire One ZG5 A150 UM

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How to flash the BIOS on a ACER Aspire 110 Netbook


<span style="font-weight: bold;">1) Format a USB memory key with the FAT mode.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">2) Download the latest version of the BIOS from Acer support website:</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Aspire One A110 download Site : <a href="http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_one_110.html">CLICK HERE</a></span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">If the options are disabeled try the: Additional downloads may be available on our FTP site link @ the bottom of the page.</span><br /><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">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</span><span style="font-weight: bold;"> rename the folder "root directory" </span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">4) Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD and then remove the disk.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">5) Turn the machine off, insert the battery and connect the AC adapter.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">6) Insert the USB Memory Stick into one of the USB port of the Aspire One.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">7) Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the machine on.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">8) Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">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.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">If everything has gone right, the BIOS is flashed and all the settings should be reset to default.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><br />

on Nov 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook

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Set the bios password and forgotten whaat it is


You need to preform a Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery

instructions here: http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-aspire-one-bios-recovery.html

Summary:
You need a flash drive formatted as fat (Right click on drive. Click format. Select fat for file system. Press start)
Down load the bios 3310 from here: http://macles.blogspot.com/p/acer-aspire-one-bios.html
Extract all files. Put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file with FD suffix in the root directory of the flash drive. The files must not be in a folder. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD before proceeding. It only works with this exact filename.

Make sure laptop is off and has battery and power plugged in.

Plug in flash drive to netbook. Press Fn and Esc simultaneously, keep them pressed and press the power button. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds. The power button starts blinking at this point. Press it once. The netbook will now access the files on the flash drive and initiate flashing the BIOS. After a while the power button stops blinking, and the netbook reboots by itself. Wait patiently.

If it doesn't reboot, but keeps blinking, wait at least a few minutes before turning it off, and try again.

Aug 20, 2011 | Acer Aspire One AOD150-1920 Netbook

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My net acer zg5 AOA150 doesn.t go. He start only the light "on" but it doesn't go


you need a flash drive fat32 formatted,download the bios update from acer website.copy the flashit.exe & 3114.fd to flash driverename 3114fd to ZG5IA32.FD.insert ur flash drive to the right side usb port. turn on power while holding Fn and Esc key don not release the combination key until u count of 7 sec, when light is on push again the power button then release.it will blink in a minute and the light turn off, don't do anything until it restart. just relax it takes a minute.if you can't download the file e-mail me @ fccaole@yahoo.comgood luck guys! wait for 7 second to release

Jul 30, 2011 | Acer Aspire One AOA150-1784 Netbook

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Only a black screen, no indicator lights are nurning


I am using an Acer and it happened to me thrice. It is an easy fix.

Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery The Acer Aspire One has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, which can boot into a minimal BIOS environment via a special boot block to re-flash the BIOS, even if the system does not pass POST and does otherwise not boot anymore. This procedure is also known as Crisis Disk.

First format an USB flash drive with FAT. It does not need to be bootable.

Download the latest BIOS, and extract all files. Put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file with FD suffix in the root directory of the flash drive. The files must not be in a folder. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD before proceeding. It only works with this exact filename.

Turn the AA1 off, and verify both battery and AC adapter are plugged in.

Press Fn and Esc simultaneously, keep them pressed and press the power button. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds. The power button starts blinking at this point. Press it once. The AA1 will now access the files on the flash drive and initiate flashing the BIOS. After a while the power button stops blinking, and the AA1 reboots by itself. Wait patiently.

If it doesn't reboot, but keeps blinking, wait at least a few minutes before turning it off, and try again. Good Luck

Jan 24, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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My acer aspire one 532h-2db blank screen but the power is on. please help me! thanks.


Hi,
Thank you for contacting Fixya. This is Anil.

I understand that the Netbook starts but there is not display on the screen.
It may happen due BIOS failure on the computer. Try updateing the BIOS. Updating the BIOS will require a USB flash drive to store the BIOS information on during the update. To perform the update to the BIOS:
Go http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/ and download the latest BIOS for the netbook.
Extract the files from the downloaded zipped BIOS file.
In the Dos folder, Copy Flash.Bat; Flashit.exe; Nav50.fd to the USB flash drive
Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in.
Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together and press the power button.
When the unit's power light comes on wait a few seconds and release the Fn and Esc keys.
After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink.
During the BIOS update process the display will be blank.
Let the unit run and after approximately 1 to 7 minutes, the unit should reboot and the BIOS will be updated.
If the unit fails to reboot, or the BIOS was not updated sucessfully, try the steps again. If the unit continues to fail to reboot, the unit may need service.

I believe the above resolution should resolve the issue, however, if the issue still persists, please contact us. We will be glad to help you.

Thank you. Have Great Day.

Regards,
Anil.B.R

Jul 30, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Lap top went black and won't start


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.

May 28, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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My acer netbook has no vide0? it just went out! it is out of warranty; only had it for a little over year; for acer to fix it I might as well buy it all over! Please help if you can???? I need the files...


http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx

ASPIRE ONE BIOS FLASH RECOVERY

First format an USB stick with FAT.

Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that's important. Do not remove the USB stick.

Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. 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.

Jan 16, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Battery will not charge


Power reset the unit, unplug it pop out the battery and hold the power down for a minute, put the battery and ac adapter back in and start her up, the mobo was probably still holding power when the battery died causing a "hiccup"in the system, this should resolve or at least help a little

Jan 23, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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