Few hours before flying out of Nepal the Acer Aspire One netbook died. The BIOS got screwed, netbook won't even complete Power On Self Test(POST). Competent computer hardware technicians I hear are as rare as the famed Himalayan Yeti. Wiping my tears and picking up the thousand pieces of shared ego from the floor, I set about reflashing the BIOS. Thankfully, the relief was quick.
How to reflash a Acer Aspire One BIOS
Please be careful, you might end up bricking your netbook. :)
- Download the latest BIOS and extract the v.3114.zipcontent to USB pendrive
- Rename the ZG5_3114.fd to 'ZG5IA32.FD'.
- Power on the netbook the with pendrive connected while holding down Fn + Esc keys. Make sure the power cable is attached.
- After a few seconds the power light blinks, press power button once and wait till the netbook reboots.