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When I turn power on my acer aspire netbook the screen is black. The only light that lights up is the battery light. Do you know what is the problem and how can I fix it?

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Have you tried turning it on using your adapter? If there is still no power light, try removing the power jack in the laptop and the power cable in the adapter and re-insert it both then plug it then test it again. If there is still no power light, try bending slowly the power jack cable in the laptop while inserted and slowly bend and move until you reach the power adapter. Observe the power light while bending the cable. If the light turns on while bending, the wire/s on the cable might be cut where you bend and see the power light turning on. If there's still no power light, your power adapter or the laptops power supply might be defective.

Posted on Sep 25, 2011

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SOURCE: my acer aspire one netbook was black screen but the power was lighted, i hear the fun was spinning and the hdd was spinning, please help me, when i powered on it lights up but no display at all a blac

Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery The AA1 has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn't boot anymore. It's only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so 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.

Download WIN98BOOT.ZIP and HPUSBFORMATTER from the internet normal bootable like a diskette won't work with a usb stick
I had mine 2 months it's a common problem with the notebook.
The onely thing that you have to do is download these programs with someone with a internet connection.

Good luck

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire one screen stays black

i have this problem 2 days ago.. and this works on me... maybe on your's too you may need to flash your bios. why need to flash the bios.. ? 1. had the black screen of death. or deleted the bios how to flash the bios: STEP 1.download the AA1 BIOS from this link: http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/AS1_BIOS_3309.zip 2. extract the file 3. rename the file 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd 4. put zg5ia32.fd and FLASHIT.EXE onto the usb drive now, start the process STEP 2 A. make sure the power cable is in B. the laptop is turned OFF C. Plug the usb stick in! STEP 3: Press and HOLD down the FN and ESC key together then press the power button, while holding the buttons release the power button and continue holding FN and ESC for about 5 seconds release the buttons and the power light will start to blink let the laptop run and DO NOT PRESS anything this can take upto 8 mins when it's done the laptop will restart. this works on me... good luck.. and i hope it will help you.....

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Screen flickers on Acer Aspire A150 Netbook

Hello,

It really sounds like you have a short in the ac adapter. Laptops dim the backlight on the screen when on battery power and go full brightness when on AC. I think your adapter is going on and off. When it is on the screen is on full and when it goes off the screen dims down a bit. You could have a bad adapter, most likely, or a bad charging jack in your laptop. Check the adapter first, just use a multimeter set to voltage. Read lead goes to the center pin and black lead goes to the outside metal contact, you should get a reading of 18 to about 26 volts. Move the wire around near the plug that you are holding and keep checking the readout. I think you will find the voltage dropping as you move the wire.

I hope this helps, If so please rate my solution.

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Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: acer aspire one netbook no power light but battery

unplug battery and try to turn the system on when it is plugged in . if this does not work then you are looking at a motherboard issue this model from acer is a real dependable unit I own one myself and are fun to work on .

Posted on May 15, 2010

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SOURCE: My Acer netbook doesn't turn on. The battery is fu...

Try to reflash the BIOS of this particular model. Follow the guide below to try and repair the netbook.

Try this fix….all you need is a flash drive, the BIOS files from Acer support Downloads and 10 minutes of your time.

Acer One Black Screen of Death Repair…..

In most cases the black screen of death for the Acer One is due to a bad update or corrupt BIOS. In 90% of the cases, this black screen can be cured by flashing the BIOS of the Acer One.
The first thing you will need besides the netbook is a flash drive, preferably a 1 GB version so you have plenty of room. Make sure it a flash drive and not a reader or mp3 player.
Go to the Acer support site and go to service and support and go to the drivers download section. Navigate to the exact model of your Acer One, it will be labeled on the bottom of the case. It will be something like AOA150 etc….
Once you choose the model, choose BIOS and download the latest that is listed. Save it to a folder on the desktop so you can find it later. Now find the file and unzip it to that folder. When the files are unzipped they will all be listed.
Now go to “My Computer” in the control panel and find the flash drive listed. Right click on the flash drive and scroll down to “Format”. Choose “FAT” as the format….not fat32 and not ntfs. Run the format, hit apply and accept and the flash drive will be formatted to the “FAT” file system, this will allow it to boot your computer and flash the new BIOS.
Now go to the folder that has the unzipped BIOS files. Now find the folder named…. “Dos_Flash…open this folder and you will find the file that has the version number of the BIOS files needed to flash the BIOS. Right click on this file and scroll down to “Rename”, choose rename. You have to change this file name to the following…..zg5ia32.fd
Now, copy this renamed file to the flash drive that you previously formatted and also copy the file, Flashit.exe to the drive as well. This file is in the same folder as the one you previously renamed.
Now make sure the netbook is off and is fully charged. Now connect the flash drive to any of the available USB slots. Now, press the “Fn” key and hold it as well as the “Escape” key and hold it. Hold these two down together and do not let go of them. While you are holding these two keys down, press the power button and hold it down until you see the green power indicator light comes on and starts blinking…once this happens, let go of the other buttons and observe the indicator light on the flash drive. It should also start blinking indicating files being read on the flash drive. Now, just wait up to 1-10 minutes for the BIOS to be written and flashed. If it all goes well…..the system should boot up without incident and without any data loss.

Posted on May 23, 2010

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