01 How to fix the Acer Aspire One black screen problem – flash the BIOS (www.LowEndGuru.com)

01 How to fix the Acer Aspire One black screen problem – flash the BIOS www.LowEndGuru.com This video tutorial shows you how to fix the “black screen of death” problem of the Acer Aspire One netbook. This is a very common problem with this netbook since it was released to the market with a defective BIOS software that can eventually fail and needs to be upgraded. This problem is so common, that the manufacturer decided to post the solution on the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of his site. Notice that the instructions in the official FAQ tells you to download the version 3309 of the BIOS, this will fix the problem, but I got the black screen again a couple of months after fixing it. My recommendation (as can be seen in the video) is to go get the latest BIOS version for your particular model of Acer Aspire One. These are the instructions according to ACER “Create a recovery USB drive to update the Bios on the unit. The specific steps to perform this recovery with the USB drive are: 1. Download & Extract AS1_BIOS_3309.zip (found in support.acer.com 2. Rename the Bios name from 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd. 3. Copy zg5ia32.fd and Flashit.exe to USB flash drive. 4. Start the restoration process: A. Plug the AC Adapter into the unit. B. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port. C. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together. D. Keep these keys held down and press power. E. When the unit’s power light comes on release the Fn and Esc keys. F. After the keys have been

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25 Responses to 01 How to fix the Acer Aspire One black screen problem – flash the BIOS (www.LowEndGuru.com)

  1. sghunterr says:

    Step no.2 ”Rename the bios name from 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd.” how bout for Acer Aspire 4540?ANYONE?:’(

  2. 24languran says:

    Step no.2 ”Rename the bios name from 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd.” how bout for Acer Aspire 4540?ANYONE?:’(

  3. louie062177 says:

    thank you man its work for me thank you a million times

  4. RevengeOfOtown says:

    I have a 722 so yeah… -_-

  5. domengv says:

    What to say… Thank you very much for your video fixing a black screen of an Acer Notebook.
    To be honest, my last option is to bring it to an Acer service centre.
    Thanks a million!

  6. peppermannen says:

    Thanks mate :-)

  7. Habbo3900 says:

    WTF you look like Bushido !

  8. jwhiteheadcc says:

    This works if it’s a software issue due to incompatible video BIOS. It’s quite possible that it’s either the LCD’s ribbon cable or a piece of metal tape right next to the inverter.

  9. VideoClaw1965 says:

    Thank you.

  10. killakingg says:

    Wow it worked, thank you.

  11. ultinatetruustar says:

    My Acer Aspire 5515 is having the same problem. Haven’t had any luck w/ the instructions if or this specific model. Please help someone!

  12. OSUEngie says:

    Do you know how to fix an Acer Aspire One 722 with this problem?

  13. duckymomogirls102 says:

    Can U tell me how to fix my acer aspire 5515

  14. edward2000000 says:

    Thanks it worked and It works with a mp3 player

  15. SaraaE7 says:

    my acer aspire one D255 wont start. I got a message saying check cable connection! Exiting Intel PXE ROM. No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key. Something is wrong with the hard drive I could hear some clicking sounds but not anymore. Its a new netbook I went to install microsoft office then it froze and turned off to that black screen showing the above message. Please help me solve this problem.

  16. ingechrisshay says:

    Thank you very much for your generousity in making this video! all worked beautifully, only wish I had looked for this before buying a new battery :-)

  17. MrNegative370 says:

    my Acer aspire one only stays powered on for 3-6 seconds and it won’t let me flash the BIOS because it shuts down

  18. lloydpheasant1 says:

    Would this work for the acer aspire 9300?

  19. BryanMohr says:


    Ok, tried what you said. I do notice that the USB is VERY briefly accessed right after the power comes on, but it does that in the other configurations as well. Other than that, the only real difference is that the fan stays on if I have Fn+Esc pressed before plugging in the AC and the power indicator light on the front does not come on. But the power button light is still on and steady. And no further USB access.

  20. BangSkeeet says:

    @BryanMohr Try this;

    Unplug the power cord and take off the battery. Then, insert the USB with the required files.

    Next, hold FN + ESC first and then plug in the charger (no battery) and then press the Power button. 3-5 seconds after you press the Power button, release the FN+ESC keys.

  21. slender89 says:

    god bless the internet

  22. BryanMohr says:

    Unfortunately, this didn’t work for my AOD260-2344. The Fn+Esc keys never make the power light start blinking. I’ve tried everything I can think of. Also, for the D260, there are 2 .FD files in the DOS directory along with the FLASH.EXE and FLASHIT.EXE so I’m not really sure which to use. But I’ve tried with and without the (fully charged) battery, holding down Fn+Esc for several seconds before pressing the power button (oh, holding the Power button on this model never let’s it start. Any ideas?

  23. 2MACable says:

    This doesn’t work for my Acer Aspire One Ultra Thin AOD250-1026 for some reason. It loads to the user page but after i choose my profile it goes black with only the crusor(sp?) mouse showing and i can move it and ctrl+alt+delete but it black help?

  24. NICKHINTON78111 says:

    when i downloaded the Acer aspire one aod257 bios it only has a folder name DOS and Windows in it and inside those folders it only has an .exe and nothing else…. pls help im trying to fix my brothers netbook

  25. abusernamenamename says:

    Thanks man!

    just saved my aoa

    thanks ! :)

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