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Bios problem hi, i have an acer aspire 1640z i upgrade my bios from 3a18 to 3a24. after installing my notebook restart and i hear 3 beeps ( 1 long, 2 short) and my lcd doesn't turn on the motherbord work fine.

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  • eri beqiri May 19, 2008

    hi help

  • eri beqiri May 19, 2008

    help

  • eri beqiri May 21, 2008

    no, only after i restart the notebook

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    Tengo el mismo problema que Eribegiri.

    alguien me puede decir que hacer



    Apagar, quitar bateria, enchufar a la red, encender y luego que he de pulsar?

    F2

    Alt F2

    Alt F10 o que?

    y durante cuanto tiempo tengo que pulsar y cuanto esperar.

    Sin disco de arranque supongo.



    Saludos

    Carlos

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I have Acer Aspire 1640Z notebook and I tryed to update the bios but it was not succesfully updated and power off . when I power on its give me 1 long and 2 short beeps and blank screen . How do i reset...


The only thing you can do that I am aware of, is attempt to remove the battery and unplug the system. Then remove your CMOS battery which is usually located under the keyboard.

If you do not feel comfortable disassembeling your PC then dont do it!

But, if removing the CMOS BAttery does not work, you might be out of luck. Improper installation or updating of your BIOS in many cases will render your PC inoperable, I hate to say that, but they warn you of this before the installation starts!

Let me know what you find or if you need more assistance!

Oct 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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If this is under warenty take it in if not your going to need to access inside of it and move the bios jumper and the flash the bios again, This time back to its orginal settings before you did this.


Remember if there was nothing wrong with the computer in the first place you nevr want to flash the bios i do not care if its a unpdated one.

Jul 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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I FORMTTED MY ACPER ASPIRE 164OZ NOTEBOOK, SINCE THEN HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS MY FLASH DRIVE ON IT. THAT IS NO USB CABLE CAN BE USED ON THE NOTEBOOK


did u install the drivers correctly?did u install the chipset drivers and restarted the computer??if not the plz go ahead,,if it still nopt works then upgrade the bios

May 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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Bios reset on a acer aspire 1640z


To reset the bios in a laptop you need to unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Once you do that press and hold the power button for 45 seconds then put the battery back on and plug it in and then try starting it. Everything in the bios will be reset to the factory. 
Good Luck

May 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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I installed Bio (3A24) on my aspire 1640z and it went blank


try reseting your bios,from doing it internally,i didnt have time too get the exact steps so you should get them from a friends comp and print them off for your reference, keep me posted let me know how you make out.

Feb 05, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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That's a memory or RAM error. You need to re-seat the ram of your machine.

Jan 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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Hi, I just did a quick search. Maybe the info here can help. http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic8541-15.html

May 21, 2008 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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Blank sreen after bios update


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

Mar 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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Acer Aspire 1640Z BIOS problem


Dear all,

I also posted this one under "Notebook Bios Problems" which might notbe the correct place. Anyway here it is for you to see and maybe youcan learn from my experience.

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Have done a VISTA upgrade with Acers upgrade DVD.
It recommended to upgrade the BIOS - after doing this notebook is dead.
(1 long and 2 short beeps).
If I want to flash a new BIOS with Crisis method which BIOS shouldI use i.e. how do I know if I need the AT or UMA version - how toverify this on the notebook (my version is 1642 ZWLMI)?

I would very much appreciate some help on this - thank you

LATEST NEW - it WORKS AGAIN:
I was a little bit worried when I started icon_sad.gif but later I was all smiles icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

So a BIG thanks to everyone who posted possible solutions here in this forum:

1: I bought a NEC model UF0002 USB floppy Disk Drive Unit.
2: Downloaded the zip file from the ACER homepage with the BIOS
(chose the one that should be the correct version for VISTA:
It contains 2 WHP files: ZL9A3A24.WPH and ZL9I3A24.WPH as I
learned from NoClaim's post I chose the ZL9I3A24.WPH.
3: Downloaded the zip files with the Crisis recovery zip-file (See d0gi's
post: http://www.rechner.org/b1800.html ).
4: un-zipped the files
5: copies the file ZL9I3A24.WPH into the crisis directory - deleted the
BIOS.WHP that was allready there. And renamed ZL9I3A24.WPH
to BIOS.WHP.
6: ran the WINCRIS.EXE program (did an unbootable format of the floppy)
7: I now had a recovery floppy.
8: all steps above obviously done on my desktop PC.
9: removed battery from my ACER 1640Z laptop
10: unplugged powercable.
11: inserted the USB floppy in one of the USB ports on the laptop
12: pressed the <fn> and <esc> keys
13: plugged the powercord
14: Turned on the laptop
15: waited a bit - lights came on on the laptop (no beeps)
16: waited a little longer and the light on the floppy came on
17: waited still a bit longer until I could hear the floppy was working
and then I let go of the keys <fn> and <esc>
18: after a while there was no activity on the floppy any more and
shortly after the laptop shot down.
19: the laptop started up again on its own and IT WORKED
20: THE LAPTOP IS BACK AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU I SAVED A LOT
OF MONEY icon_lol.gif

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