Hi to all, Help needed with bricked Acer Extensa 5635g (phoenix bios): in hopes of better fan control I tried to update the bios to the newest version, which crashed on me at the very end. After reboot everything seemed fine, but display stays black and after a while 2 short beeps followed by a long one come up (this would be the graphics card). So I started trying out varioius versions of crisis recovery, none seem to work for me so far. here is what I tried: -when I use an older phlash16.exe and the correct bios renamed to *wph with a crizdisk formatted stick (less than 2gb), recovery seems to work at first, but after reading a bit from the stick I get an undocumented beep code: 4 short, pause, one short -when I use the correct bios with the phlash16 that comes along with it, the stick will be read shortly at first, but nothing else happens then, and there are no beep codes -after mailing to acer, they gave me the flas**t.exe from aspire one and told me to use the .bin bios file for my notebook along with it, though I think they don't know what they are talking about, since to my knowledge the flas**t.exe is waiting for an .fd file with the correct name -I tried the same with a flash card, and the old phlash16.exe gave me yet another beep code which I don't recall right now Since I am left with so many variables so far, I don't see a way to verify which course to take and to find out what is wrong so far. Due to different outcomes depending on the combination of files I use, I don't think the MB/Bios Chip is wasted yet. It seems rather like the crisis update is waiting for a different file or file name depending on the combination I use. Mates, any solution is welcome, since I am close to giving up on this notebook. Before you ask, I have read the post on recovery methods, hell, what have I not read There has to be someone else in the world who was stuck with a bricked 5635g or related model I have also learned qite a bit about the phoenix bios on acer laptops, that is not in the recovery post. For instance: -the disk, stick, flash card does not have to be bootable for crisis recovery and can be formatted in fat OR fat32 (at least that is acers official statement) -you do not need a *.bat file for crisis recovery since it wont be read anyway, it is for dos flashing only, so you wont have to rename the bios file to bios.wph, which is the filename the phlash16.exe is looking for by default -that also means that there is no way to use any switches on phlash16.exe for crisis recovery, which are mostly set by acer by default in the *.bat correct me please if something seems wrong! Thanks in advance, starvinmarvin ps to admin: I tried to delete my original post in bios recovery methods, since I felt nobody would probably read it on page 116, but please move it back there if you think otherwise.