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Acer laptop does not boot up but gives no errors

1) Unassembled the system and checked
a) Harddisk.
b) RAM
c) with USB keyboard
d) Removed CMOS battery and put it back
All are ok and the problem still exists !!!

2) When system starts up, it will jus stop after saying "MOUSE INITIALIZED
3)THe only thing I did was restarted the machine after i said to the acer 3200 travelmate laptop (3202CXI) to change to default data in the bios section. Never boots, but does not show any errors too.

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  • rohira Apr 21, 2009

    I am not sure if I can update the bios thru the boot. My keyboard does not work. I have a USB disk floppy drive which gets detected. But no keyboard to work with.

    Even my usb keyboard does not work

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Go to the Acer Website and see if you can update your BIOS. That's where the problem lies, in the future it is a good troubleshooting tip to either use a digital camera to take a picture of all your settings in case you need to revert back. You will have to go thru each section of the BIOS and change one thing at a time, reboot, and continue process until you find the error.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2009

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan Apr 21, 2009

    Ouch..you don't get any errors because you never make it for enough in the boot processs where a utility can send an error to your monitor...or it does not boot up for enough for the monitor to output it...I'll bring your problem up in a really good Tech forum I belong too that are all PC Repair Business Owners see if anyone has dealt with this before...let me clarify first...No boot, no boot errors, BIOS was attempting to be changed then it all went south correct?

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan Apr 21, 2009

    Ok you need to reprogram/reflash your BIOS chip..its not a pretty thing to do and you may need to get a PC repair to do it but here are the instructions..good luck let me know how it goes...



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    If your BIOS is now corrupt you will be unable to reboot and try the BIOS flash again, not easily anyway.



    If the motherboard is an older one the only way you can recover the motherboard is to get the BIOS ROM reflashed using a ROM Burner/Programmer which some Computer Stores may have (you may need to call around) or you can buy your own.

    In newer systems the flash ROM is soldered to the motherboard and cannot be replaced. However this doesn’t mean you will need to replace your motherboard, a lot of newer systems have special BIOS recovery procedures that can be done. You will need to consult your motherboard manual or motherboards manufacturers’ site to get these steps.

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