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Flash bios crash

Tried to update bios with flash bios v3.10 on aspire 5100 with xp pro (media center). Computer crashed during process, now is dead. Now what to do?

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  • bschubert1 Jan 08, 2008

    Thanks for the info. I will try that if I can recognize the bios chip. Bill

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The only 2 way to fix it is to replace the motherboard or:

Take the computer apart by removing all visible screws. And slowly and carefully removing all parts. Start with screws under keyboard on bottom of chassis. After you remove the keyboard you will see more of a hint to get the laptop apart. Go to tomshardware.com and search the site for how-to on disassembling a laptop. After you get it open you should look for your bios chip , the picture is attached here. If it is socketed you can get the numbers 
and do an
 internet search or call acer and get one from the manufacturer.

Here is one for a toshiba laptop: http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba_Tecra_S2/pull_apart_laptop_1.htm</url>

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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