Question about Acer Aspire 5742 Notebook
Could be the cmos battery low voltage, the processor may be too hot, the video firmware may have errors ... could be all manner of things.
Try updating your drivers after checking the cmos battery.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Acer aspire 5610z card reader
goto to start menu
click on my computer--this will show all drives and devices
find your media reader drive
right click on that--goto properties
click and you'll see different tabs, so go thru each of them
and try to restore all defaults--
not sure what os you are running on so let me know if i was of any help to you.. thanks, d
Posted on Feb 27, 2008
I also posted this one under "Notebook Bios Problems" which might not be the correct place. Anyway here it is for you to see and maybe you can learn from my experience.
Have done a VISTA upgrade with Acers upgrade DVD.
It recommended to upgrade the BIOS - after doing this notebook is dead.
(1 long and 2 short beeps).
If I want to flash a new BIOS with Crisis method which BIOS should I use i.e. how do I know if I need the AT or UMA version - how to verify this on the notebook (my version is 1642 ZWLMI)?
I would very much appreciate some help on this - thank you
LATEST NEW - it WORKS AGAIN:
I was a little bit worried when I started but later I was all smiles
So a BIG thanks to everyone who posted possible solutions here in this forum:
1: I bought a NEC model UF0002 USB floppy Disk Drive Unit.
2: Downloaded the zip file from the ACER homepage with the BIOS
(chose the one that should be the correct version for VISTA:
It contains 2 WHP files: ZL9A3A24.WPH and ZL9I3A24.WPH as I
learned from NoClaim's post I chose the ZL9I3A24.WPH.
3: Downloaded the zip files with the Crisis recovery zip-file (See d0gi's
post: http://www.rechner.org/b1800.html ).
4: un-zipped the files
5: copies the file ZL9I3A24.WPH into the crisis directory - deleted the
BIOS.WHP that was allready there. And renamed ZL9I3A24.WPH
6: ran the WINCRIS.EXE program (did an unbootable format of the floppy)
7: I now had a recovery floppy.
8: all steps above obviously done on my desktop PC.
9: removed battery from my ACER 1640Z laptop
10: unplugged powercable.
11: inserted the USB floppy in one of the USB ports on the laptop
12: pressed the <fn> and <esc> keys
13: plugged the powercord
14: Turned on the laptop
15: waited a bit - lights came on on the laptop (no beeps)
16: waited a little longer and the light on the floppy came on
17: waited still a bit longer until I could hear the floppy was working
and then I let go of the keys <fn> and <esc>
18: after a while there was no activity on the floppy any more and
shortly after the laptop shot down.
19: the laptop started up again on its own and IT WORKED
20: THE LAPTOP IS BACK AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU I SAVED A LOT
This worked for me and only cost me £5, Here is the web sit i got it from
Hope it works for you
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
I believe that you have a bad system board. If you can get onto acer support and send a message to ther technical staff, I think that they will confirm this diagnosis. If you were dealing with a hard drive problem, the computer would try to start up and give you some type of error message on your screen. Additionally, your power supply for a laptop is on the system board, unlike a desktop where the power supply is separate from the system board. I am assuming that your have confirmed you are connected to a power supply and your problem is not a lack of power (a bad battery). Please rule out the power question first.
You can also try to remove all power sources from the laptop and let it sit for a time, then attach the power and see if it resets and starts up. (this is a simple thing you can do to attempt to recover you laptop. I suggest you try this, but don't have much hope it will change anything)
I am sorry I do not have more positive news for you. However, I hope that this information gets you on the right track to solving your problem.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
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