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My Acer Aspire One boots up but only runs for 5 seconds then click, and it goes blank. It has a charged battery and does this even when plugged in to the charger. I have tried to boot it up using F2 and F12, but don't see anything that would suggest something unusual and it still shuts down when in those modes. Any suggestions?

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Hi there,
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.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • Derek_Photo Jul 19, 2010

    While the flash disk seemed to do stuff. The problem (at least with my model) remains. The netbook shuts down before windows can load. In fact if I leave the netbook on the setup screen (f2) it still will shut down.

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