About Acer - some of you guys were right!!!

rawill, Mar 16, 8:25am
Acer Aspire One come out with an inbuilt bios fault.

This is now the second time it comes up with no screen and the bios has had to be reflashed.

Apparently if it continues it needs a new motherboard! !

Thought some of you would like to know. but when it goes it goes real well. (8. 9 screen - is great for travelling)

blenheim-trader, Mar 16, 8:26am
don't think anyone around here will be surprised...


rawill, Mar 16, 8:32am
Not all them have the issue, but to be fair Acer know all about it and have the fixes organised. I think! !

gibler, Mar 16, 8:36am
wow. acer == crap. Sounds like a Tui ad.

0800xford, Mar 16, 8:36am
blerk, acer ftl

gibler, Mar 16, 8:36am
wow. acer == crap. Sounds like a Tui ad.

rawill, Mar 16, 8:39am
Yea right!

rawill, Mar 16, 8:41am
Actually to be fair - the fix they have put out usually does fix them.
Apparently it is unusual for them to crash twice, but it is not unknown.

I believe they know which ones are likely to be at risk.

0800xford, Mar 16, 8:49am
now THAT would make a great billboard!

something something lightening something something twice...

johnf_456, Mar 16, 8:50am
rofl not suprised

mrfxit, Mar 16, 6:36pm
MAYBE
Next year
Maybe not
They WILL get it right

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At some stage

rawill, Mar 16, 7:04pm
Thank you for the wonderful and helpful responses. Gave me a good laugh.

As you can tell - inspite of it being annoying it is not life threatening.

I thought it would get a response and create a laugh.

But I guess I should have gone for an ASUS!
Oh well - next time.

rawill, Mar 16, 7:05pm
Anyone want to be a an Aspire One!

Small, good for travelling, hardly ever used! !

mrfxit, Mar 16, 7:06pm
ASUS! sometimes not much better then Acer recently

Better bet with a Compaq /Hp /Toshiba

drcspy, Mar 16, 7:06pm
$5 (free postage ? )

drcspy, Mar 16, 7:06pm
$5 (free postage ?)

mrfxit, Mar 16, 7:07pm
$4. 55

rawill, Mar 16, 7:08pm
Getting better - any more bids

mrfxit, Mar 16, 7:11pm
$4 & I will add in something that the dog ejected the other day.

$3 & the above if I have to pay P&P

rawill, Mar 16, 7:14pm
Ah well - I have the file for getting it to go again if it does it again. I am just hoping it doesn't crash when we are overseas. Which is the only reason I bought it.

If I find some spare cash I would consider buying another brand and trying to transfer all the data across.

But it would have to be a small one 8. 9 screen, I love the size for travelling.

mrfxit, Mar 16, 7:24pm
Fair enough

Good luck

rawill, Mar 16, 8:59pm
Aha - found something.

Acer's fix has 2 stages. The first stage restores the original bios, the second stage updates the bios to a new version.

The repeated failures are likely to be because people have only been restoring the bios not updating it.

I found this this morning when out of interest I decided to look and see what version my bios was. It was something like 3011, and the new version is 3309.

Hopefully no more crashes! !

Thanks for the conversation people, and for the hard time!

0800xford, Mar 16, 9:00pm
another billboard?

acer: annoying but not life threatening

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