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Acer Travelmate 290: It hangs at the F2 page

Hello. I have an Acer Travelmate 290 which hangs at the F2 (setup) screen. Pressing the F2 button does not work and I have to turn off the machine to close it. When I press F2 fast enough at cold boot, it attempts to open the setup-configuration page but it hangs, and I have to swith off the machine again.
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  • hidie57 Mar 22, 2009

    same problem, but the F2 doesn't do anything

  • psgrad Apr 16, 2009


    Normal acer splash screen, then screen blanks out at boot up phase.
    If
    \'F2 enter bios\' is selected then screen blanks after initialization
    with bottom line displaying \'entering system configuration utility ...
    etc\' and need to hold down power button to switch off.
    Removed HDD
    & memory - still same. DVD tray opens as normal when powered up but
    since it never gets past the CMOS checks and does not boot up from any
    device.
    Sometimes it will cycle several times in this \'power up\' loop
    before freezing in this powered on but dead state.
    I can stop and resume
    at any point up to it hanging by pressing the \'Pause\' key.

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