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My aspire one does not boot,the screen is dark

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.

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    i have same prob 2
    but dint find any clue bout it

  • Sasha_beach Mar 16, 2009

    I turn on my Aspire, it just make a noice but doesnt turn on. Display is black. Lights CAPS and NUM doesnt work.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I am experiencing the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    me too.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Computer powers up, fan starts up. Charge light and power light is on but display is absolutely black

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I tried that, it made a "pewww' noise, then I tried again, and it still was black... how am I supposed to update something when i can't see the screen?!?!

  • samgotit Mar 20, 2009

    I have the same problem myself aswell. If the system itself doesn't turn on how can we update the BIOS?
    I have reseated every removable part on the laptop which doesn't viod the warranty. Tried power cycles and am fed up now.
    I think this problem has become a common one now. all of us has the same same problem during the same time frame or 3 or 4 days.
    could it not be that acer has done something to block the usage of certain products after a certain period of time?

  • ken-Mar09 Mar 20, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    my aspire one does not boot,the screen is dark when i turn it on.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    YA REOLVI EL PROBEMA GRACIAS A LA SOLUCION N 2. nojoda pelao, que buena esa, me ayudastes a solucionar mi problema



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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:

  1. Download & Extract
  2. Rename the Bios name from 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd.
  3. Copy zg5ia32.fd and Flashit.exe to USB flash drive.
  4. Start the restoration process:

    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.

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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!

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The link to the included above no longer works. The file can now be downloaded from here:

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    Now that page is no longer available :(


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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.

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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

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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.

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire One Zg5 will not boot up no indicator light come one

Hi there.
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.

Good luck

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9' Won't Boot Up !!!

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.

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