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Acer one netbook screen blank on power up due to graphic driver

Acer one netbook screen blank on power up. i have the graphic driver update on a flash drive, but need to know the key combination that needs to be entered to have computer read and install from jump drive.

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  • citrineopal Jun 29, 2009

    No, the screen is completely blank. I had the problem before, and Acer sent me the fix on the jump drive, which worked just fine. It is acting now exactly as it did then, so I figure it is the same problem. I just need to know which keys to press when I start it up so that it reads the jump drive and installs the fix.



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Does your laptop get past the startup screen? If not, then I doubt it's the graphics card driver that needs to be installed...I worked on an Acer One netbook a while ago and I found out that the wireless card was the problem. I took it out and the laptop worked fine ever since. I think I've read somewhere that Acer One's have a problem with their wireless cards. Though, it is a pain taking out the wireless card since you have to completely disassemble your laptop.

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Among the extracted files and folders, there is a folder namely Dos_Flash. Open it and there are four file items there like "3310, 3310.fd, FLASHIT, and readme.
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Keeping this USB stick in hand go to the dead netbook. Switch off the device if it is already on. Insert the USB stick. Having the AC power and the battery connected to the device press and hold FN+Esc and simulatneously press the power button to turn on the netbook.
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In most cases the black screen of death for the Acer One is due to a bad update or corrupt BIOS. In 90% of the cases, this black screen can be cured by flashing the BIOS of the Acer One.
The first thing you will need besides the netbook is a flash drive, preferably a 1 GB version so you have plenty of room. Make sure it a flash drive and not a reader or mp3 player.
Go to the Acer support site and go to service and support and go to the drivers download section. Navigate to the exact model of your Acer One, it will be labeled on the bottom of the case. It will be something like AOA150 etc….
Once you choose the model, choose BIOS and download the latest that is listed. Save it to a folder on the desktop so you can find it later. Now find the file and unzip it to that folder. When the files are unzipped they will all be listed.
Now go to “My Computer” in the control panel and find the flash drive listed. Right click on the flash drive and scroll down to “Format”. Choose “FAT” as the format….not fat32 and not ntfs. Run the format, hit apply and accept and the flash drive will be formatted to the “FAT” file system, this will allow it to boot your computer and flash the new BIOS.
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