Acer Aspire One BIOS Reflashing

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. :)

  1. Download the latest BIOS and extract the v.3114.zipcontent to USB pendrive
  2. Rename the ZG5_3114.fd to 'ZG5IA32.FD'.
  3. Power on the netbook the with pendrive connected while holding down Fn + Esc keys. Make sure the power cable is attached.
  4. After a few seconds the power light blinks, press power button once and wait till the netbook reboots.
It took few minutes for new BIOS to be flashed and the computer automatically rebooted.

12 comments:

  1. worked a treat - thanks

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  2. hello,my battery doesn't charge once the computer is on, i always will have to shut down my system to charge it, i am not sure this is normal

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  3. I have Acer Aspire One ZG5, AOA 150 - 1014, is this version right for me?, I have used 3309 and 3310 bios version an never work.

    Thanks for your hel[p

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  4. ANY IDEAS FOR THE ASPIRE ONE D255?

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  5. ALHAMDULILLAH WORK FOR ME...LIKE A MAGIC...THANKS DUDE

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  6. Ya hooo !!!! Thanks for this help .... Its working !!!!

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  7. it worked on my 2 loptop (acer) thnx m8 you are the best

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  8. Wonderful! You've impressed me... and my wife!

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  9. Thanks man, You've helped me a lot.

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  10. not rebooted only the power light blinks

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  11. New link for bios files

    ftp://ftp.acer-euro.com/netbook/aspire_one_150/bios/

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