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Blank sreen after bios update

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I just made and update of my bios(Aspire 1640Z), and after I've made the BIOS update on start I receive 3 beeps(1 long & 2 short). I cant do enythin because screen is blank. I think it was the wrong bios for video card

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  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    Blank sreen after bios update for acer aspire 1640z note book.

  • eri beqiri May 19, 2008

    i have the same product and the same problem com you help me please!!!

  • Tracer2 Jun 29, 2008

    Same happened to my travelmate 4072. Still has that problem. The laptop is unusable at this stage.


  • serper1 Nov 16, 2008

    Didnt try to update the video bios, updated the bios in general,

    Machine does boot up but has no display and does the 3 beep hter ea way I can reverse this using the floppy and roll back my old bios


  • vuvanegra Nov 30, 2008

    after flash the bios my computer make 1 bip long and 2 bips shorts, i tray reflash the bios with un floopy drive usb bat the problem continue, my computer is a ACER ASPIRE 1640Z, wats the correct bios for my machine? thanks.

  • wmaa69 Apr 30, 2009

    i have also the same problem . Acer Aspire 1360 i updated all my drivers and i thought to update the bios also.. i got the wrong bios

    the Laptop shutdown normally but did not restart. i power it on " 1 long beep then 2 short beeps" black screen , and the fan spining.

    what i can do ? please help.



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Update BIOS with Boot Block Error Code/Beep:
Definitions Error Beeps Error Code (Port 80H)

BIOS updated successfully. 2L-1S-1L F1h
The BIOS file size is not equal to the BIOS ROM size; wrong BIOS file. 1L-1S F1h
The BIOS file can't be read; it is defective. 1L-2S F2h
The model ID is mismatched; wrong BIOS file. 3S F3h
The BIOS ROM has failed to be erased. Try to flash again. 2L-1S E1h
The BIOS ROM has failed to be programmed. Try to flash again. 2L-2S E2h
No diskette, or cannot locate the BIOS file.
Try to use a new formatted diskette and copy the BIOS file again. 2S D1h

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1 Long, 2 Short Video adapter failure Bad video adapter
Most likely the vga is bad, I wouldnt be suprised, my acer broke down on me two times! on the 3rd time It was too much and I sold the laptop.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

  • Ekse Mar 28, 2008


    May I ask you why would you do that on a laptop??



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