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Acer AspireOne Black Screen

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Acer AspireOne Black Screen

Jama Yassin
I have changed Bios Boot setup from HDD to CD, I restarted but only Black screen appears, when I turn on its ok even the fan is working.

Help me
Thanks.
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OldER Mycroft
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I assume you have an external CD drive attached - if so, you really should have set the AspireOne to boot from USB.

Is there a disc in the CD-drive ?

It may be a non-system disc and your Acer is getting stuck trying to read it - nothing on the screen.

Have you tried getting back into the BIOS, even if you cannot see anything on the screen, you can still go through the sequence of keystrokes immediately after power-on.

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Jama Yassin
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I used External CD in USB Port it non-system disc, u right. and Windows XP was in the CD.

I know I'll try to get in Bios. But i dont see anything only Black Screen what should i do then.

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OldER Mycroft
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Changing the BIOS settings may have just been a coincidence.

Can you hold the AspireOne at an angle to the surrounding light and 'SEE' anything on the screen? Even if it looks really dim is there still an faint image?

Are you running this unit on battery power? Sometimes, on battery power, the screen brightness dims right down to save battery power. Have you tried this on mains power?

If all else fails and it seems to be the backlight - your AspireOne must still be under warranty.

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Jama Yassin
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I tried both Battery power and main power and even without Battery only main power.
When I tried only Main power without Battery the Screen Blinks then Black Screen.

any other solution to try.

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Jacky Howe
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you can check out this link and see if you want to proceed.

http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-aspire-one-bios-recovery.html

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Jama Yassin
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I don't find yet any solution, Can I change Hardware Setting to change Bios. is there any other Solution?.

If I remove System Battery is that will change bios default settings?

Thank You

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Jacky Howe
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that I summised was to flash the BIOS. <s>That is what all of the main manufacturers would suggest before sending it back for repair.</s>

That is what most of the main manufacturers would suggest before sending it back for repair.
Retract

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Jama Yassin
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Jacky if Flash Solution Failed what it can cause to the notebook. I want to try that solution because it seemed the only solution. but I'm afraid if it cause more problem.

what's more I don't understand this "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"
can u explain me more in this.
Thanks

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Jacky Howe
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The links to follow are all on the page: http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-aspire-one-bios-recovery.html

Download the BIOS file from here: http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/10/acer-aspire-one-bios-v3305.html

Instructions for creating the USB drive are here: http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/07/flashing-bios.html

Download the Drivers for the USB here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

To rename a file right click on it and select Rename.
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