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Acer 9300 bios upgrade failed

I downloaded the acer BIOS winflash to do BIOS upgrade on my acer 9300. now my 9300 won't start.

when power up, i saw two green flash on the hd symbol and a flash on the CD, then a pause and the flash repeat again.

Look like it's in a fail safe mode, and it's trying to detect anything in the cd for it to read.

Have anyone ran into this problem? and how did you solved it? Thanks in advance.


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  • rustygoat Apr 01, 2009

    zerocool, i have same probelm as you, what version bios did u downgrade to
    i'm on version 1.06


  • LeeG45 Apr 17, 2009


    Wow - THANK YOU for your post!! I was upgrading my Acer 9300 from XP to Vista and about half way through it said my BIOS was needed to be upgraded, so I went to the Acer support site and downloaded the newest BIOS, ran the install exactly as instructions, but when the system went into reboot, it would not restart. I was sure the BIOS upgrade went sour. Tried everything I could find online, but nothing worked. Then I found your post this morning and thought - I have 4GB RAM also - surely it couldn't be that simple??? Well, I reinstalled my old RAM modules, 512MB x 2 for the original 1GB of RAM, and presto - the system restarted like nothing was wrong! Now I have to figure out how to increase the memory over the 1GB for Vista.

    Thanks again!


  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    I have the same problems, no boot or bios and black display, just power-light and HD light are on.
    Is the vga-inverter dead?



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I have the same problem, and my problem was that I have installed 4GB ram and that ram modules wasn't accepted with the new bios. So I installed the old modules and it all worked again, downgraded the bios to one version older and installed my 4GB ram modules and it all worked.

Hope that's your problem too.
Good luck

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I have acer aspire 9300, the first time it went to black screen i tried all my posible means but i couldn't. then i gave it to my friend for try. he did it by heating the vga chip with a dryer followed by power up with the adopter then connect the battery 3x whiles the machine light is on. power off connect your battery, note: when it happens again remove the battery and power on with the adapter if not 1. power on without ram and battery then 2. connect ram and power on; All is well for u

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Same exact issue... Customer brought in thier computer and said his son was on it and it just went black... However I believe it was not booting up after they did updates to is to include the bios. I tried the suggested above and put in some old 512 ram and bingo we screen again. Kudos to ACER on thier bios upgrade ;)

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