Question about Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
My aspire one does not boot,the screen is dark when i turn it on/the power button comes when i turn it on but the screen stays dark,nothing works.
Foollow the steps below to resolve the problem. Worked for me. It should work for you as well.
Aspire One 8.9
No Display / System will not POST Aspire One AOA. Download
Create a recovery USB drive to update the Bios on the unit. The specific steps to perform this recovery with the USB drive are:
A. Plug the AC Adapter into the unit.
B. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
C. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together.
D. Keep these keys held down and press power.
E. When the unit's power light comes on release the Fn and Esc keys.
F. After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink.
G. Let the unit run and after approximately 1-7 minutes, the unit should reboot.
H. Video should now be restored.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Hi, after turning it on, hold the power button down for 60 seconds this should reset the unit. hope the display is ok! i hope this helps you out! good luck!
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
The link to the AS1_BIOS_3309.zip included above no longer works. The file can now be downloaded from here:
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
Hello. i had exactly the same problem yestarday, but I solved it updating the bios. the procedure I did is described at acer official web site.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
If your compuiter has a VGA plug ,plug n an ex ternal moniyor power on your comp ,keep tapping F8 when given a prompt screen choose enable VGA this will give u access 2 your comp , your problem may be a bad screen or inverter.......JO .......TECH
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
I have an ACER Aspire. Try the battery. Had same type of problem. If you have AC adapter try taking the battery out and plug into adapter only. If it comes up replace the battery. If notyou probably did fry the board.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
Try taking the battery out and booting it on AC power only, if it boots up turn it back off and reinsert the battery, turn the computer on, if it boots up all good, if not please post back.
Posted on May 21, 2009
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 is also known as crisis disk mode.
First format an USB flash drive with FAT. It does not need to be bootable.
Download the latest BIOS, and extract all files from the zip file. 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, with the flash drive still connected, and make sure both battery and AC adapter are also connected.
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 the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate flashing the BIOS. After a while the button stops blinking, and the AA1 reboots shortly after. Wait patiently.
If it doesn't reboot by itself, but keeps blinking, wait at least a few minutes before turning it off, and try again.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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