Question about Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
This is actually a common problem with this model, but don't worry because there is an easy solution! All you need is a USB flashdrive, and another PC with internet access. Go to the acer support website and download the BIOS update for the Acer One ZG5. It will list the instructions for how to copy it to your flashdrive and install it on your Acer One. It only takes about 5 or 10 minutes and you will be up in running again!! Hope this helps you out.....
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Are you hearing any beeping noises or sounds when the laptop starts?
Are there any flashing lights or is the laptop just dead?
If you are hearing start up noises It might be that backlight, or the Inverter in the LCD has gone bad. Try plugging an external monitor into the laptop to make sure the screen is not faulty. Basically if you get a picture, you have a faulty LCD. (you may have to push the FN and another key (usually an F key ex F1, F2) to get your laptop to switch to external monitor mode)
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You should contact Acer. They know they have a display problen with the Acer Aspire One that can be fixed with a BIOS upgrade. We got our done. They sent us a USB thumb drive with the files and instructions on how to boot the thumb drive. After a couple of minutes the Acer restarted and all is fine.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Here is another thing you can try. Unplug the power cord, and then remove the battery. Press the "Start" button and hold for 5 seconds. Replace the battery back into the computer and plug in the power cord. Start the machine and see if the low battery message still comes up. Sometimes the program that monitors the battery status gets confused. Doing the above should straighten it out. The Acer should start up and the AC power light should be lit. Look down in your task bar for the battery Icon or go to Battery Status in Control Panel and see if it shows that the battery is charging. Even newer batteries can go bad (rare) but if this is the case and a cell has shorted out in the battery, then your only recourse is exchange under warranty.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
Ebay is full of them, just watch the location and skip the ones made and shipped from Hong Kong, Good ones and one that will last do not cost 18 bucks, search for original Acer chargers and spend the extra funds.
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
Take a bright light close to the screen to see if you can see anything on screen when it is on, and also try pressing Fn+F6.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
either the onbaord graphics card is faulty, or your lcd screen is faulty.
try to plug a vga cable to it and send signal to the monitor/tv screen, is that works fine then its your lcd. if it doesnt then its the on board graohics card
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
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