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I had read some things how to flash bios on Acer aspire one,but unfortunately I didn't find anything concrete about aspire 5532,I tried different things but I didn't get any positive result,my laptop can't shut down when I press power button,and fan working about 2-5 seconds,when I power up my laptop,and after that fan stop spinning,I think it is a problem with BIOS,because he can't have input/output communication...I hope you will help me...best regards
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
After a normal restart yesterday, my Aspire One booted into just a black screen. No POST, no BIOS, no hard drive light activity, just the power button LED on and the fan running fast. I was not very happy…
I went to the Acer Aspire One User Forum and started looking thru the Hardware section. I found this thread Dead aspire one and it looked like many others had a similar experience. After reading many stories of warranty repair or replacement, I was just about to dig up my receipts when I found this post: Re: Dead aspire one.
It seems that a lot of people had success reflashing the BIOS from a USB drive using tools provided by Acer. I don’t know if it’s officially supported by Acer or if it will void your warranty, but if the computer’s a paperweight now anyway, what the hell?
It’s very easy to do, but the steps are a bit unclear so here’s my attempt to make the whole thing painless. This worked for me, but it might not for you, so do this at your own risk.
A working USB thumbdrive you can erase. I used an old 64meg.
UNetbootin. Download from here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
The files to flash the BIOS. I used the most recent version from here: http://sites.google.com/site/maclesblogspotcom/
Download all the files to an easy to find location.
Steps to prepare the USB drive:
Format the USB drive using the FAT file system, not FAT32.
Start UNetbootin and choose FreeDOS as the distribution. Screenshot here.
Unzip the BIOS files and copy them to the USB drive
Make a copy of the BIOS file and rename it as ZG5IA32.FD (this appears to be very important - my reflash failed until I did the copy & rename)
Reflash the BIOS:
Make sure the AAO is turned off, the battery is attached and the power adaptor is plugged in.
Insert the USB drive
Press and hold FN + ESC and press the power button to turn it on. Release the Fn & ESC keys. The LED in the power button will flash.
Press the power button again once and wait. Mine took ~3 minutes, but I’d advise that you let it sit there for at least 5 minutes just in case your’s takes longer.
When the reflashing is done, the AAO will reboot and, hopefully, you’ll be back to normal.
If it doesn’t work, try reflashing again. The keypress sequence is a little tricky.
If the second try doesn’t work, then you’ll probably have to send it off for repair.
Posted on May 13, 2009
SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5532 laptop powers
1. Download the BIOS from ACER.
2. Burn ONLY the .FD file to a CD.
3. Remove the Battery and Power Cable from the laptop.
4. Open the CD Drive with a Pin (Push a pin into the hole on the drive to force an eject)
5. Put the CD with the original .FD BIOS file into the drive.
6. Hold the FN and ESCAPE keys down.
8. Press the power button whilst still holding the keys. This will FORCE the computer to load the .FN file from the CD and write it to the BIOS of the machine.
9. The laptop will power up, you can release the keys; leave the laptop for 20-30 minutes if needed.
10. The computer will turn itself off once complete.
11. Re-insert the battery, power on the laptop.
There are other methods to install the bios if this solution doesn't work.
Posted on Mar 01, 2011
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