Question about Acer (ACERMOTHERBOARD)
Unfortunely someone has put a boot password on the system. The only way to get rid of the password is to remove the CMOS Battery backup. This battery can be found inside the unit so opening it up is the only to get to it. It is a nickel sized battery. Turn on the unit while this battery is out of the unit, wait unitl u get wrong time message. then turn off the unit reinstall the battery and all passwords will be gone.
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
SOURCE: hi, I updated the BIOS
It sounds like the BIOS may have failed, which is very difficult to fix unfortuately. If a corrupted BIOS will not allow you to boot at all, you will either have to have the BIOS chip removed and flashed manually, or replaced with a new BIOS chip.
There are other possibilities however.
Do you hear any system beeps at startup? If so, that generally indicates your BIOS is still functional, and one or more BIOS settings may have been corrupted. If this is the case try hooking the laptop up to an external monitor. If your BIOS flash changed the screen output settings it might be preventing it from displaying on the laptop LCD.
As far as getting your assignment, you can put the harf frive into a destop computer and retrieve your files that way for the time being.
To remove the hard drive:
***Unplug the Laptop and Remove the Battery*** It may appear to be off, but it's better to be safe than sorry. On the bottom of your laptop there is a panel in the shape of an 'L', which should have 5 screws. Unscrew all 5 screws and remove the panel. You will see your harddrive in a metal cage. Remove the necessary screws and remove the harddrive by sliding it out of it's connector, then lifting it out. You should now be able to plug your HD into any computer with SATA hookups (make the connections with the power off). Now you should be able to power up the computer and access your files.
Hope this is helpful!
Posted on Sep 17, 2011
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