Flash/Update Bios

 

INSTRUCTIONS::

FORMAT A USB THUMB DRIVE use FAT, or FAT16 as the file structure when you format it!
use a small capacity thumbdrive if possible,, large thumb drives may require FAT32 to format properly(and no floppy ever required FAT32 so that might cause the recovery to fail)

then put the FILE (linked below) ON THE BLANK THUMB DRIVE

ICL50HW.fd (important FILE from the actual CRYSIS FLOPPY DISK IMAGE)

download and copy it to the formatted thumb DRIVE

go to the 5315,,

(1.) REMOVE CD or DVD if possible (you may have to press the power button the quickly press the CD EJECT button)

(2.) REMOVE ALL USB DEVICES, NETWORK CABLES, (anything hooked to the laptop)

(3.) PRESS AND HOLD the POWER BUTTON DOWN FOR 5 secs to shutdown the laptop

(4.) REMOVE BATTERY

(5.) REMOVE AC CORD

(6.) PUT the USB THUMB DRIVE IN USB SLOT ON RIGHT SIDE OF LAPTOP (the one i used anyway)

(7.) PRESS AND HOLD the POWER BUTTON down for 10 secs… release

(8.) while holding FN + ESC plug in AC POWER CABLE, (KEEP HOLDING FN+ESC the whole time)

(9.) NOW PRESS POWER BUTTON & HOLD IT DOWN… THE FAN SHOULD SPIN UP (keep holding FN+ESC) ONCE FAN SPINS UP, RELEASE POWER BUTTON

(10.) eventually the fan will shut off…. (seemed like 30 seconds,, but could have been 5 minutes… i was freaking out)

when fan shuts off i unplugged my AC CORD… REMOVED THE USB DRIVE,,,, and then plugged the AC power back in,,,

then pressed power and my the miracle of technology and my preserverance… i got a green power light followed by an ACER POST SCREEN!!!

(BIOS VERSION IS GOING TO BE OLD AND TIME IS WAY OFF)… but atleast it should boot..

time to winflash back to 1.43

 

 

I have recently been doing a fair bit of travelling, so I decide to buy an Acer Aspire One D255 netbook for doing a bit more on the move.

 

Tonight I decided to flash the BIOS to the latest version; however I made the mistake of doing it through windows. Unfortunately the update hung and I had no choice other than to pull the battery out.

 

When I went to start it up again, all I got was a black screen.

 

Below are the steps I used to recover from a bad BIOS flash on my Acer AOD255 (Atom N550 CPU) netbook.

Disclaimer: Please follow the below at your discretion, as I will not take any responsibility for problems encountered or any damage that could occur. This may also void your warranty.

 

Prepare USB      

DIMM: [FOR ME ITS WORKED ONLY WITH  USB FLOPPY DRIVE] 
1. Format a USB flash drive to use the FAT file system (I used an old 1GB one)
2. Download the latest BIOS from the Acer site (mine was named “BIOS_Acer_3.16_A_A.zip”)
3. Unzip the downloaded file
4. Copy FLASHIT.EXE and PAV70D3.fd (inside the DOS folder) to root of the newly formatted USB drive

 

Performing the flash
1. Shutdown the netbook (Even if this requires removing battery)
2. Remove all peripheral devices
3. Remove battery
4. Remove AC power cord
5. Put the USB stick in the right side USB port
6. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds (battery and AC power still out), then release
7. Hold FN + ESC and plug the AC power cord in
8. Now press the power button (whilst still holding FN + ESC), then release all keys
9. The fan will run for about 1-2 minutes and the USB drive activity LED will blink
10. I think the netbook rebooted automatically. If it doesn’t, unplug the AC power cord once the fan has turned off
11. Your netbook should be updated with the latest BIOS, and boot as per normal

 

 

 

 

FOR HP :

 

Remove the battery from the laptop, and unplug the AC power cord. Then plug in your USB floppy drive (with the Crisis Recovery Disk in it and ready to go). Next, With the AC still unplugged, press and hold the Windows and B keys. While still holding them, plug the AC power in, then press the power button.

 

The pc will bip  bip many times , and after read the bios from FLOPPY , after 5 min , it will restart twice ,  next he will shutdown , next  , you must power up. and it’s done

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