Perhaps it may be worthwhile trying to contact an Acer recommended warranty repair specialist, pay for a years warranty and reap the benefits of having that extended warranty...the crisis disk does exist as I have one for my netbooks (mind you that is 1 disk that is copy protected for 90 netbooks, And I had to pretty much BEG for the disk).
It's a 2007 laptop, so it's probably been out of warranty for some time. I will give them a call tomorrow and see if they are in a position to help. I've found a place in the US that has a replacement motherboard with warranty for £83 incl. delivery. Which is cheaper than simply buying a second hand 5720.
Originally Posted by nephilim
warranty repair may be cheaper still as a years warranty is about £65
Incidentally, I was looking for some drivers for my 2008 5520g the other day and the menu structure drop down on the acer uk site is empty of drivers. you have to go through acer europe to find drivers in a friendly website format. Acer uk has an ftp site that contains the drivers, but it's not in any of the folders you might think it was. Acer is not recomended for anything other than home use!
I have an Acer Aspire 5740 & my laptop failed during a bios update. Im unable to find the .fd file so would someone be kind enough to send me the file. I would really appreciate it!
For 5720G users: Make sure that you rename the FD file to ICL50HW.FD before burning it to a CD.
For all other systems with Insyde BIOSes (BIOS file extension = FD), use AndyP's Phoenix Tool to find the correct file name.
For Phoenix BIOSes (extension = WPH or ROM), use the WinCris utility to create a crisis disk.
I just registered to share my success. I had these problems w/ my Aspire 5135 and tried all the suggestions with no joy. Finally, one year later I thought I'd give it one more go and had success! From a brick to a perfectly working laptop again! I can't post links so try it out:
:doh:I have an Acer Aspire 4752g & my laptop (Bios V2.15) failed during a bios update(bios update on Windows7 Pro 32 bit ,BIOS v2.10,). I need to create a recovery USB drive to update the Bios on the unit. Now Download & Extract BIOS_Acer_2.17_Windows.zip. How to fix the Acer Aspire 4752g black screen problem.
**I had downlaoded the 2.17 BIOS for the Aspire 4752g. Insize the ZIP were 2 folder (DOS,Windows).
In DOS folder
I Don't know *.fd to a CD-R.
Can apply USB ?
i have a acer aspire 5741 g i had follow all turitouals but i cant get it to work my power buttom dont flash ether so i had a big problem i wont read the file i think
I'm experiencing the same issue with an Acer aspire 5560-7414. The bios updates only contain :
I've tried copying the .bin file but that didn't work. Does anyone have any ideas?
ok i need your help where can i find the fd file for a acer aspire 4730z i been looking please email me at email@example.com cause the one i have has been running for an hour and hasnt cut off yet dvd is still running i can here it is this normal
Originally Posted by Psymon
excellent guide, I have an Acer Aspire 5720 that I was turned off while updating the bios and now will not start. I burned the CD with the file. FD downloaded from the website of Acer and followed the steps, but there is likely to put more than 20/30 minutes? because it is not clear if it is working or not.
You Sir, are a legend!
Just after following these instructions on an Acer Aspire 5536. Had a dead laptop after carrying out a bios update from 1.08 - 1.11
Originally Posted by Psymon
Tried multiple recovery options but the above worked using the ctrl+esc keys upon bootup. Laptop is back to life. The bios file from the acer site didnt have the file specified in the instructions here, so I used the .BIOS file and gave it a go, worked a treat. Thanks a million
I have a laptop acer aspire 4755g, it have a problem with Bios so that I updated it. after I updated, I can not turn it on with black screen but power bottom is on , I think it break. Can help me please,
The most recent comment above that I posted, try that, worked perfectly for me and machine is running fine since - Originally came from psymon, worth a try on your machine too.