It sounds like a linux problem more than an acer. Wow - that was easy and it worked first time, though for some reason I had to go to another acer website to get the right driver to actually begin downloading. Is it also possible that I'm messing up at the bio screen? It prompts me to insert a bootable device and press any key. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together. The problem does not happen all of the time but maybe 80% of the time.
Doing this repeated times will eventually turn the system on. Really a massive thanks from me and my girlfriend. Keep these keys held down and press power. These instructions got me 90% of the way there! How did you do it? Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. I to have a dead za3, and I have tried all kinds of filenames for the flash file.
I will try as you suggested. Then do the steps regarding copying the flash. If you get a black screen message of no operation system, put everything back in the boot order and network boot options. Then tested with chkdsk or Western Digital Data Life Guard software works on most brands of hard disk Laptop motherboards seem to die far more often than desktop motherboards. Do a search Google, Bing on replacing the bios battery for your particular model before opening the case. If you installed the normal distribution of fedora, it should be gnome.
I even put the old 512Mb memory back and still nothing. Going to try Ubuntu remix next and then Win7. I also tried updating to the latest verson of syslinux 4. I was working a lot at the time, so I didn't have time to invest in a fix. My A110 laptop stopped booting after I had to remove the battery while it was running, because it was stuck.
I previously posted a message in this forum on 21 June 2009. I've searched all over the internet but to no avail. Attempting to solve this problem by searching the internet left me more confused than enlightened. I am sooooo happy now I cannot live without my laptop I was just glad I read that it took someone else a few attempts to! If however it needs to restart it virtually never comes back on without repeated attempts. Browse other questions tagged or.
After using rufus, I saw the puppy on the screen, so I have made progress. At this point the only thing to do is to hold the power button in and turn system off. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together. Insert usb flash drive and power up to bios. Tried to convert disk to gpt using microsoft's mbr2gpt program and it.
I'd buy a new flash drive that is sold as bootable. I think there is also a flip bit app to change some back to hard drive. In any respect, I'm confident that I would have encountered the same snafu either way I'd have tried it. If it works, I'll post this answer as the solution. Hi I had the same problem changed downloaded the bios chenged the file numbers all as described. I do this a bunch of times and it still won't boot. Rebooted after the system asks me to, but after that, all I can see is a black screen.
Sources of this post are on and Anonymous said. There's more information at and. It should show as a hard drive. They gave me the right Bios and instructions to flash it. Video should now be restored.