Resolving AspireOne Problem That Won’t Boot Up

Here was my experience happened to my AspireOne that has a problem, a serious one I thought. One time before I post about OpenSolaris 2008.11 article, my AspireOne can’t booting up for some unknown reason. It’s a weird situation & truly, I was confused. But anyway, I was successfully how to resolve it since I found a document somewhere in the internet (forgot where the URL was) & tried to followed the instruction explained on it.

From source I read, it was BIOS problem (some product which has 3304 BIOS version like mine). One great thing & I just know is that AspireOne 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 & may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.

First of all, prepare 2 files; latest BIOS (876Kb) & flash software included on package (FLASHIT.EXE). Here I supply 4 latest BIOS version on my blog (3305, 3307, 3308 & 3309) completed with FLASHIT.EXE. So, if you think that you have 3304 version, just download 3305. But if you think that you have 3305 version, download 3307 one and so on. Also, prepare an USB stick & format it with FAT type. An article on how to format it you may download & view here.

Next, 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. If you think that flashing procedure has completed successfully, turn on again the system to check that your system now is ready.

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  1. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, June 08, 2009 7:42:00 AM

    Bro..if my AA1(AoA 150-Bw) still cant boot up after follow ur instruction,then how?

  2. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, June 08, 2009 6:46:00 PM

    1. Repeat above following instruction carefully. I believe that it must be something you loose in a part.

    2. Or if you think that you have given up, go to Acer Points quickly.

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