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Windows 7: Has anyone flashed a BIOS on an Acer Aspire Laptop?

20 Feb 2012   #11
alphanumeric

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Thats a new one for me? Isn't S3 to do with sleep mode or hibernate? I think I would try reseting the BIOS to defaults before committing to flashing it. On the plus side if the battery is in good shape flashing the BIOS on a laptop is a less risky than on a desktop. A power failure or power bump during the flash shouldn't be a worry.


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20 Feb 2012   #12
TVeblen

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Yeah, S3 is one of the suspend modes. But all states have to do with the ACPI system, and ACPI may explain a weird power problem.
That's what I'm thinking anyway.
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21 Feb 2012   #13
alphanumeric

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Sounds plausible to me. I don't know enough about that part of things to say for sure one way or the other. Even if I did I'd probably flash the BIOS anyway if nothing else was working. My two ASUS motherboards have the BIOS flash function built into the BIOS menu. All you have to do is put the BIOS update file somewhere where it can find it. No messing around with DOS boot disks etc. Dual BIOS too, so even if the flash fails it auto recovers on the next bootup. I do believe the Acer uses a Phoenix BIOS so this might be worth a look see.
in case you kill your phoenix bios: bios recovery methods
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21 Feb 2012   #14
TVeblen

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Thanks. The minute I saw what I was in for I went looking and found that. I've got the instructions printed out and the .fd on a thumb drive!

I always expect the worst and accept the best with a smile!
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21 Feb 2012   #15
alphanumeric

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We think the same way. I like to be prepared in case something goes wrong, especially if its someone else's PC.
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