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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 and made upgrade tram to 2 GB it was 256 MB . when I power on its give me 1 long and 2 short beeps and blank screen . How do i reset the bios thanks

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  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    i did but the problem still exist

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    there is beep and blank screen

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    i put the original ram 256 MB but i found the same problem

    i am trying to reset the bios

    and i did this solution and i found the same problem " 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."

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    there is no floppy drive in my laptop

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    i have external one but usb.

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    no read from the drive

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    i did all of this but no read from the driver
    no anything on screen
    balnk screen
    and beeb sound

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    sorry i can not download the file which in step 2.
    can you send it to me.
    thanks

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    i did not find the file for vista but i found the one for xp.
    i made download for it.
    i made recovery disk.
    i made all steps untill step no 15.
    no any action yet
    no read from the floppy drive.

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    i made all of this steps till step no 15 and then no read from the floppy drive.
    please help me
    From FixYa Support. Hope this works for you:

    1: Purchase a NEC model UF0002 USB floppy Disk Drive Unit.
    2: Download the zip file from the ACER homepage with the BIOS
    (choose the one that should be the correct version for VISTA:
    It contains 2 WHP files: ZL9A3A24.WPH and ZL9I3A24.WPH. Choose the ZL9I3A24.WPH.
    3: Download the zip files with the Crisis recovery zip-file (See d0gi's
    post:http://www.rechner.org/b1800.html ).
    4: Un-zip the files
    5: Copy the file ZL9I3A24.WPH into the crisis directory - delete the
    BIOS.WHP that was allready there. And rename ZL9I3A24.WPH
    to BIOS.WHP.
    6: Run the WINCRIS.EXE program (did an unbootable format of the floppy)
    7: Now have a recovery floppy.
    8: All steps above obviously done on desktop PC.
    9: Remove battery from my ACER 1640Z laptop
    10: Unplug power cable.
    11: Insert the USB floppy in one of the USB ports on the laptop
    12: Press the and keys
    13: Plug the powercord
    14: Turn on the laptop
    15: Wait a bit - lights came on on the laptop (no beeps)
    16: Wait a little longer and the light on the floppy came on
    17: Wait still a bit longer until I could hear the floppy was working
    and then I let go of the keys and
    18: after a while there was no activity on the floppy any more and
    shortly after the laptop shut down.
    19: The laptop should start up again on its own

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    where is the answer
    i am waiting

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    i told you that i did all of this but no good result.
    no read from the floppy drive.

  • ebraheem mostafa Oct 11, 2010

    please i did all the past solution but no way.
    please help me

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Oh no, this is a tech person's worst nightmare. The bios has been corrupted on the system and to make it worse it's a laptop... The only way to get it back to working is to have the manufacturer replace the BIOS chipset on the motherboard with one that has pre-flashed bios.

I am so sorry but you need to talk with Acer about getting this resolved.

Thanks
Tim

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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Hi,

I cannot copy and paste the solution but It is already here in fixya. I will just give the like for you to skip the hassle of finding it. Here it is. I hope it helps.

aspire_1640z_bios_solution - Click Here

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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    Ivy Cada Oct 11, 2010

    Hi,

    I cannot copy and paste the solution but It is already here in fixya. I will just give the like for you to skip the hassle of finding it. Here it is. I hope it helps.

    aspire_1640z_bios_solution - Click Here

  • Ivy  Cada
    Ivy Cada Oct 11, 2010

    Oh I forgot... look for Mr. Big T's comment....

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Hello.

Check your memory. Be certain that the memory modules are the same type and speed and correct for your system.

That is probably the reason for the beeps, rather than a BIOS issue.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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  • NinaE Oct 11, 2010

    OK. Give this a try:

    UNPLUG THE BATTERY AND THE AC/DC CABLE
    PLUG THE EXTERNAL FLOPPY DISK DRIVE TO YOUR LAPTOP
    HOLD KEYS [Fn] [Esc] , AND PLUG THE AC/DC CABLE AND PRESS THE POWER BUTTON
    RELEASE THE KEYS [Fn] [Esc] WHEN FLOPPY DRIVE STARTS TO READ FLOPPY
    WAIT ABOUT 1 OR 2 MINUTES AND THEN YOU WILL SEE THE TEXT ON YOUR SCREEN
    WINDOWS WILL ASK YOU: "START WINDOWS NORMALLY"
    9. PRESS ENTER

  • NinaE Oct 11, 2010

    Sorry - spacing didn't work:

    OK. Give this a try:

    UNPLUG THE BATTERY AND THE AC/DC CABLE

    PLUG THE EXTERNAL FLOPPY DISK DRIVE TO YOUR LAPTOP

    HOLD KEYS [Fn] [Esc] , AND PLUG THE AC/DC CABLE AND PRESS THE POWER BUTTON

    RELEASE THE KEYS [Fn] [Esc] WHEN FLOPPY DRIVE STARTS TO READ FLOPPY WAIT ABOUT 1 OR 2 MINUTES AND THEN YOU WILL SEE THE TEXT ON YOUR SCREEN

    WINDOWS WILL ASK YOU: "START WINDOWS NORMALLY"

    PRESS ENTER

  • NinaE Oct 11, 2010

    Same problem - sorry.

    1 UNPLUG THE BATTERY AND THE AC/DC CABLE

    2.PLUG THE EXTERNAL FLOPPY DISK DRIVE TO YOUR LAPTOP

    3. HOLD KEYS [Fn] [Esc] , AND PLUG THE AC/DC CABLE AND PRESS THE POWER BUTTON

    4.RELEASE THE KEYS [Fn] [Esc] WHEN FLOPPY DRIVE STARTS TO READ FLOPPY

    5.WAIT ABOUT 1 OR 2 MINUTES AND THEN YOU WILL SEE THE TEXT ON YOUR SCREEN

    6.WINDOWS WILL ASK YOU: "START WINDOWS NORMALLY"

    7.PRESS ENTER

  • NinaE Oct 11, 2010

    Hello, again.

    From FixYa Support. Hope this works for you:

    1: Purchase a NEC model UF0002 USB floppy Disk Drive Unit.
    2:
    Download the zip file from the ACER homepage with the
    BIOS
    (choose the one that should be the correct version for VISTA:
    It
    contains 2 WHP files: ZL9A3A24.WPH and ZL9I3A24.WPH. Choose the ZL9I3A24.WPH.
    3: Download the zip files with the
    Crisis recovery zip-file (See d0gi's
    post: http://www.rechner.org/b1800.html ).
    4: Un-zip the
    files
    5: Copy the file ZL9I3A24.WPH into the crisis directory - delete
    the
    BIOS.WHP that was allready there. And rename ZL9I3A24.WPH
    to
    BIOS.WHP.
    6: Run the WINCRIS.EXE program (did an unbootable format of the
    floppy)
    7: Now have a recovery floppy.
    8: All steps above obviously done
    on desktop PC.
    9: Remove battery from my ACER 1640Z laptop
    10:
    Unplug power cable.
    11: Insert the USB floppy in one of the USB ports on
    the laptop
    12: Press the and keys
    13: Plug the
    powercord
    14: Turn on the laptop
    15: Wait a bit - lights came on on
    the laptop (no beeps)
    16: Wait a little longer and the light on the floppy
    came on
    17: Wait still a bit longer until I could hear the floppy was
    working
    and then I let go of the keys and
    18:
    after a while there was no activity on the floppy any more and
    shortly after
    the laptop shut down.
    19: The laptop should start up again on its own

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Hi,

It should be ok, as this can happen quite often.

Remove the AC adapter from the laptop, then the battery.

Press and hold the on/off button for 30 seconds, then reinsert the battery (not AC) and hit the on/off button.
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If it still won't turn on after this then chances are you flashed it with the wrong BIOS update.


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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!

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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. 
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Hi there.

You can download the BIOS update from the Acer website here:
http://us.acer.com/acer/service.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&miu10einu24.current.attN2B2F2EEF=3750&sp=page15e&ctx2.c2att1=25&miu10ekcond13.attN2B2F2EEF=3750&CountryISOCtxParam=US&ctx1g.c2att92=453&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=2054404012

Just select your make and model, then underneath that, select your Operating System. Then just click on the BIOS tab, then the orange icon to the left of the BIOS file.

Hope that helps.

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

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Thanks for choosing fixya.com

Your not alone in this type of problem. When it comes to computer (laptop especially) they usually have a "Max allowed ram" most times its listed in the back of the manual in small print. Its a way to keep people buying new computers (if your into the conspiracy theories)
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You can check aspires/acers website for updates www.acer.com
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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
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