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    Laptop doesn't start

    Hi

    I tried to update my bios earlier, i have an Acer Apsire 1640z laptop.

    I downloaded the update from the official site, ran the update, automatically restarted my computer and when it turned back on blank screen, and 3 beeps, 1 long 2 short (which i researched being a graphics failure).

    Is there anyway you can think of so i can roll back that update?

    I have removed my CMOS and put it back again after 20 minutes... thats all i know, i have spent the last hour and a half dismantling my laptop trying to get to the graphics card but the case would only come off so much and i couldnt get to one screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidurber View Post

    Is there anyway you can think of so i can roll back that update?
    Nope. I'd phone Acer and see what they have to say, if it's an official update hopefully they'll support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Nope. I'd phone Acer and see what they have to say, if it's an official update hopefully they'll support it.
    Acer support is a nightmare so be patient and keep pestering them until you get a result

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    Have you tried a memory change

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Have you tried a memory change
    Yes i have tried a memory change, still the same response.

    If repairing it will cost me, my laptop isnt worth saving she has been dying for a while and i guess that she passed her best before date. Good excuse for a new one

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    Ebay it. They go for silly money even when faulty.
    So long as the screen and, and all internals are in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    Ebay it. They go for silly money even when faulty.
    So long as the screen and, and all internals are in place.
    Good idea but i would keep my laptop as i am going to replace with a desktop and see if i can replace the graphics when i get a job, sucks being a student no body wants part timers atm :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Have you tried a memory change
    I can't remember

    Sorry

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    From experience, I now think think that rule 1 with BIOS and other firmware updates is: don't do them unless you absolutely have to. They can be a very quick way to break valuable h/w.

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