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Upgrading Ram/Bios Hi, I've gotten to your site with zip file and followed the instructions. It seemed to be doing its ting and when it rebooted everything went OK. I tried a few more reboots and it looked good. This morning I booted up after a shutdown and had the same problem. After hitting the power button it will make some noices but then stop with a black screen. I have to power down, press the power button to start up and hit the F8 button frequently to get it to boot. Maybe something else will do, but this seems to work at the moment. My laptop is rated to be upgradable to 4GB (it says so in the manual) but Acer just informed me that in truth it's only good for 3GB as it has only 32-bit OS and I would have to upgrade to the 64-bit to make it work. No who's right?

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You do have to have a 64 bit OS so that windows will recognise 4 Gig of Ram.

I have Vista Ultimate 64 Bit and 4 gig of ram in my laptop. I upgraded the OS Before I upgraded the Ram, this might be something that Microsoft Address in the near future. so if you dont want the expense of buying Vista X64 then hold off for a little bit. Although 64 Bit doesn make more sense when you are getting to the limits of 32 bit

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My machine seems to have frozen whilst upgrading the BIOS from 1.40 to 1.50.


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Normally a BIOS update is not necessary to upgrade RAM.
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2. Update your BIOS as per instructions from support site.
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How do i update bios


Go to the Gateway WEB site to download the BIOS upgrade for your model laptop and follow their instructions.
You can download the BIOS upgrade file and device drivers for your model Gateway laptop from this WEB site. Make sure you select your model laptop and the correct Windows drivers. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
http://driver-pro.com/related/english/hardware-drivers/?a=12221&gclid=COmm19XHtpwCFSMSagodPRuwnQ&hit=1

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How to update bios on acer aspire 4752?????


go to the acer web site, they'll have the bios and the instructions.
follow them precisely as this is a good way to screw up your laptop. but if you do it correctly, it's not terribly hard and has real benefits.

use the support link or download link, find either bios or your model and then the other.


I wouldn't suggest using any beta bios as they sometimes need to have bugs worked out first.

if you do decide to update the bios

Connect a USB flash drive to the USB port on your Acer. Send all of your files and folders to the flash drive for backup purposes.

Take out your flash drive and reboot your machine. Continue to press "F2" on your computer until your BIOS screen comes up. Check the version of BIOS that your laptop contains, write it down and then reboot your machine.

Go to the Web page for Acer support (see Resources). Click on "Drivers and Downloads" and then "Netbooks."

Click "Aspire One" and click the link for the type of Aspire One computer you own. You can locate this data in the documentation that comes with your Acer.

Click "BIOS." Find the latest BIOS version from the download list.

Click on your "Download" link. Right-click this item and then select the "Extract Here" option. When it finishes the extraction process, double-click on your "WinPhlash" file.

Click your mouse on "Browse." Go to your BIOS upgrade folder and click on the file that ends in .wph. Click your mouse on the "Open" option.

Click on "Flash BIOS." Reboot your machine and then push "F2" repeatedly to start your BIOS.

Push the "F9" key and then "Enter." Reboot your Acer to finish the process

be very careful any mishap can totally screw up your computer and make it unuseable
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Where do I find a working BIOS file for my Gateway MX6453? The update zip-file being offered at Gateway seem to be missing the new BIOS file named 1208.ROM...


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How do I upgrade the Bios for E5140, E5320, E5520, E6150, E6520, E6530 and E6550 LifeBooks?
NOTE: This BIOS upgrade is for E5140, E5320, E5520, E6150, E6520, E6530 and E6550 LifeBooks. The upgrade fixes an issue with the Full Dock II/LAN Dock II/Port Replicator II.
Instructions on Upgrading the BIOS.
Step 1: Create a bootable BIOS upgrade disk
This step can be performed on any system (desktop/notebook computer) running a Microsoft Operating system.
  1. Place the BIOS upgrade disk in the floppy drive of your pc/notebook.
  2. Copy the system files onto the BIOS upgrade disk to make it bootable.
  3. For example:
    MS DOS prompt: type 'sys A:'
    MS Windows:
  4. Double click "My computer" on the desktop.
  5. Right click the floppy drive icon.
  6. Select "Format?"
  7. Select the "copy system files only" option
Step 2: Upgrading the BIOS
  1. Attach a floppy disk drive to the LifeBook to be upgraded.
  2. Place the BIOS upgrade disk (created in Step 1) in the floppy drive of that LifeBook.
  3. Reboot the system. Boot from the floppy.
  4. At the command prompt, type:
    phlash /mode=3 filename.rom (put a space after "phlash" and after "3". Filename is the name of the BIOS.)
  5. Allow the system to reboot.
Step 3: Change BIOS settings (For users upgrading from Windows 9x to Windows 2000).
To allow Windows 2000 to better manage your system, change the following settings in your BIOS:
a) Boot the notebook and press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
b) Set Power Management to Disabled
b) Set Plug and Play OS to NO
Consult your user's guide on how to change BIOS settings.

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Acer aspire one model ZG5 does not boot


After a normal restart yesterday, my Aspire One booted into just a black screen. No POST, no BIOS, no hard drive light activity, just the power button LED on and the fan running fast. I was not very happy…

I went to the Acer Aspire One User Forum and started looking thru the Hardware section. I found this thread Dead aspire one and it looked like many others had a similar experience. After reading many stories of warranty repair or replacement, I was just about to dig up my receipts when I found this post: Re: Dead aspire one.

It seems that a lot of people had success reflashing the BIOS from a USB drive using tools provided by Acer. I don’t know if it’s officially supported by Acer or if it will void your warranty, but if the computer’s a paperweight now anyway, what the hell?

It’s very easy to do, but the steps are a bit unclear so here’s my attempt to make the whole thing painless. This worked for me, but it might not for you, so do this at your own risk.

You need:
A working USB thumbdrive you can erase. I used an old 64meg.
UNetbootin. Download from here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
The files to flash the BIOS. I used the most recent version from here: http://sites.google.com/site/maclesblogspotcom/

Download all the files to an easy to find location.

Steps to prepare the USB drive:
Format the USB drive using the FAT file system, not FAT32.
Start UNetbootin and choose FreeDOS as the distribution. Screenshot here.
Unzip the BIOS files and copy them to the USB drive
Make a copy of the BIOS file and rename it as ZG5IA32.FD (this appears to be very important - my reflash failed until I did the copy & rename)

Reflash the BIOS:
Make sure the AAO is turned off, the battery is attached and the power adaptor is plugged in.
Insert the USB drive
Press and hold FN + ESC and press the power button to turn it on. Release the Fn & ESC keys. The LED in the power button will flash.
Press the power button again once and wait. Mine took ~3 minutes, but I’d advise that you let it sit there for at least 5 minutes just in case your’s takes longer.

When the reflashing is done, the AAO will reboot and, hopefully, you’ll be back to normal.

If it doesn’t work, try reflashing again. The keypress sequence is a little tricky.

If the second try doesn’t work, then you’ll probably have to send it off for repair.

Good luck!!!


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Updating BIOS


You need to upgrade your bios.
Heres the link the software.

ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_5630/bios/Bios%203.23.zip

You will need winzip or winrar to open the zip file just google either if you dont have them you can get them for free.

You then need to open the folder you just uncompressed and you will see another zip file, winflash is in there. it will allow you to flash the bios from within windows, just install it and follow the instructions on your screen

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