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The screen flashes a blank screen when powered on.

When I press the power on button it just flashes a blank screen. I tried downloading the bios and did all the steps and it did not work...I don't know what else to do?

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Check that the memory cards are properly installed and that none of the memory cards are defective.

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Blackscreen on start up


Welcome to fixya,


Acer Blank screen at startup My Acer Aspire One notebook goes to a blank screen at startup.
BIOS Recovery Systemkat107x130.jpg As awful as it sounds, this is a fairly common problem with Acer Aspire notebooks and it sounds like you have an issue with the BIOS - as long as you can see the power button and hear the fans running to indicate that it is not a power issue. Luckily, these notebooks come with a built-in BIOS recovery system that should get you up and running without damaging or losing any of your files. Know that doing this may void your warranty, so if you have a warranty, you should talk to Acer directly. Follow these steps EXACTLY, and it should work for you:
  1. Format a USB memory stick to FAT. Make sure it is bootable.
  2. Download the latest BIOS from the Acer website. Follow these links for BIOS for Aspire One 150 or this link for BIOS for Aspire One 110
  3. Put the FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the memory stick.
  4. Rename the BIOS file: ZG5IA32.FD. It is important that you get the file name exactly right.
  5. Remove the drive.
  6. Turn the Acer off, but make sure you have a working battery and AC power connected.
  7. Insert the USB memory stick into a USB port.
  8. Press Fn+Esc and press the Power button at the same time. After a few seconds, release Fn+Esc.
  9. The power button should be blinking. Press it once.
  10. At this point, the BIOS will flash - don't press anything or interrupt this process. If you've done it right, the power button will stop flashing and the notebook will reboot. When it is all done, everything should be set to reboot.
Because you have an Acer Aspire One and you are getting the blank boot screen, I'm betting that this will solve your problem. If you are still having problems after following these directions exactly, then let us know and we can try to troubleshoot hardware or screen issues that may be the culprit.

Hope this helps.

Dec 18, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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My acer computer has the blue power light on but the screen is blank. I don't know how to get it to turn on all the way.


sounds like the common BIOS flash fix.

First format an USB stick with FAT.

Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that's important. Do not remove the USB stick.

Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. Press the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate the BIOS flash, do not interrupt it under any circumstances. After a while the power button will stop blinking, and the AA1 will reboot shortly after. Wait patiently.

The BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.

If for some reason you made a mistake during the procedure and it doesn't reboot by itself wait 5 minutes before turning it off, just to be safe that it isn't still flashing the BIOS.

Nov 29, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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My acer aspire one 532h-2db blank screen but the power is on. please help me! thanks.


Hi,
Thank you for contacting Fixya. This is Anil.

I understand that the Netbook starts but there is not display on the screen.
It may happen due BIOS failure on the computer. Try updateing the BIOS. Updating the BIOS will require a USB flash drive to store the BIOS information on during the update. To perform the update to the BIOS:
Go http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/ and download the latest BIOS for the netbook.
Extract the files from the downloaded zipped BIOS file.
In the Dos folder, Copy Flash.Bat; Flashit.exe; Nav50.fd to the USB flash drive
Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in.
Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together and press the power button.
When the unit's power light comes on wait a few seconds and release the Fn and Esc keys.
After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink.
During the BIOS update process the display will be blank.
Let the unit run and after approximately 1 to 7 minutes, the unit should reboot and the BIOS will be updated.
If the unit fails to reboot, or the BIOS was not updated sucessfully, try the steps again. If the unit continues to fail to reboot, the unit may need service.

I believe the above resolution should resolve the issue, however, if the issue still persists, please contact us. We will be glad to help you.

Thank you. Have Great Day.

Regards,
Anil.B.R

Jul 30, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Black screen acer aspire 4315, changed screen & inverter but still no joy any help please.


If the screen is black and the power light & fan still work....try this:

ASPIRE ONE BIOS FLASH RECOVERY

First format an USB stick with FAT.

Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that's important. Do not remove the USB stick.

Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. Press the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate the BIOS flash, do not interrupt it under any circumstances. After a while the power button will stop blinking, and the AA1 will reboot shortly after. Wait patiently.

The BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.

If for some reason you made a mistake during the procedure and it doesn't reboot by itself wait 5 minutes before turning it off, just to be safe that it isn't still flashing the BIOS.

http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx


Jan 19, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook

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My ACER netbook turns on but the screen remains


After switching off the aa1, when trying to turn it on again, it just shows blinking leds and the fan is turning. But the screen remains black.
If your aa1 does like this probably its BIOS has been damaged...

Luckily the Acer Aspire One has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn't boot anymore.

Please note that the process I'm about to describe is only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.

1) Format a USB memory key with the FAT mode.
2) Download the latest version of the BIOS from Acer support website:
3) Extract the files from the zip and put both the FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the memory key.
4) Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD and then remove the disk.
5) Turn the AA1 off, insert the battery and connect the AC adapter.
6) Insert the USB Memory Key into one of the USB port of the Aspire One.
7) Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on.
8) Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking.
9) Press the power button once. The AA1 will start the BIOS flash, do not interrupt for any reason. After some minutes the power button will stop blinking, and then the AA1 will reboot. Wait till the AA1 has completed all this operations.

If everything has gone right, the BIOS is flashed and all settings are reset to default.

Nov 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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SCREEN IS BLACK


i have this problem 2 days ago.. and this works on me... maybe on your's too

you may need to flash your bios. why need to flash the bios.. ? 1. had the black screen of death. or deleted the bios



how to flash the bios:

STEP 1.download the AA1 BIOS from this link:

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/AS1_BIOS_3309.zip

2. extract the file
3. rename the file 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd
4. put zg5ia32.fd and FLASHIT.EXE onto the usb drive


now, start the process

STEP 2
A. make sure the power cable is in
B. the laptop is turned OFF
C. Plug the usb stick in!

STEP 3:
Press and HOLD down the FN and ESC key together
then press the power button, while holding the buttons

release the power button and continue holding FN and ESC for about 5 seconds
release the buttons and the power light will start to blink
let the laptop run and DO NOT PRESS anything this can take upto 8 mins
when it's done the laptop will restart.

this works on me... good luck.. and i hope it will help you.....

Jun 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Blank screen, computer won't boot up.


i have this problem 2 days ago.. and this works on me... maybe on your's too

you may need to flash your bios. why need to flash the bios.. ? 1. had the black screen of death. or deleted the bios



how to flash the bios:

STEP 1.download the AA1 BIOS from this link:

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/AS1_BIOS_3309.zip

2. extract the file
3. rename the file 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd
4. put zg5ia32.fd and FLASHIT.EXE onto the usb drive


now, start the process

STEP 2
A. make sure the power cable is in
B. the laptop is turned OFF
C. Plug the usb stick in!

STEP 3:
Press and HOLD down the FN and ESC key together
then press the power button, while holding the buttons

release the power button and continue holding FN and ESC for about 5 seconds
release the buttons and the power light will start to blink
let the laptop run and DO NOT PRESS anything this can take upto 8 mins
when it's done the laptop will restart.

this works on me... good luck.. and i hope it will help you.....

Jun 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Black screen on acer aspire one .tryed download the bios from acer on usb.it works but computer clicks on and off still black sreen.no lights at all just power lights.


TRY THIS AGAIN............ i have this problem 2 days ago.. and this works on me... maybe on your's too you may need to flash your bios. why need to flash the bios.. ? 1. had the black screen of death. or deleted the bios how to flash the bios: STEP 1.download the AA1 BIOS from this link: http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/AS1_BIOS_3309.zip 2. extract the file 3. rename the file 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd 4. put zg5ia32.fd and FLASHIT.EXE onto the usb drive now, start the process STEP 2 A. make sure the power cable is in B. the laptop is turned OFF C. Plug the usb stick in! STEP 3: Press and HOLD down the FN and ESC key together then press the power button, while holding the buttons release the power button and continue holding FN and ESC for about 5 seconds release the buttons and the power light will start to blink let the laptop run and DO NOT PRESS anything this can take upto 8 mins when it's done the laptop will restart. this works on me... good luck.. and i hope it will help you.....

Jun 10, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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MY COMPUTER WONT START UP!


Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery The AA1 has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn't boot anymore. It's only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.

Follow every step carefully!

First format an USB stick with FAT.

Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that's important. Do not remove the USB stick.

Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. Press the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate the BIOS flash, do not interrupt it under any circumstances. After a while the power button will stop blinking, and the AA1 will reboot shortly after. Wait patiently.

The BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.

If for some reason you made a mistake during the procedure and it doesn't reboot by itself wait 5 minutes before turning it off, just to be safe that it isn't still flashing the BIOS.

Jan 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Black blank screen of my Acer aspire one notebook


http://us.f559.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?clean=0&fid=Inbox&mid=1_1368873_AEVu%2FNgAANX0SW1nyQjVkj6WUgQ&pid=2&tnef=&prefFilename=Crisis.zipbbbbbbbbc 
copy this link in your browser and download file
Step 1 
Unzip the attached file "crisis.zip" & Copy file name  " zg5ia32.fd " and " Flashit.exe " to one USB flash disk i.e USB Pen drive 

Step 2 
a. Connect the power adapter to laptop 
b. Insert USB flash disk i.e Pen drive to one USB port of As One Laptop 
c. Press keys   Fn + Esc + power button simultaneously 
d. Release the power button key when power button LED glows. 
e. After LED of power button starts flashing release the keys Fn + Esc 
f.  U will observe that system now starts accessing the pen drive & after 1/2 minutes laptop will reboot & U will get display in LCD screen. 

Jan 12, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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