I think I killed my Acer Aspire 5520 while updating bios..

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  1. mack87

    mack87 MDL Novice

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    Hello everyone! I'm somewhat new here, I never posted but I always used your guides and information.

    I purchased a Acer Aspire 5520, and I used the utility provided by Acer to update the BIOS (I was trying to SLIP it), I reflashed it. While in DOS, I think the utility FROZE and the computer shut down. Now I can't get it to TURN on at ALL. There's no power lights, nothing.

    Can this be related to a corrupt bios? I would think it would at least power on or give a LED. It gives NOTHING.

    Any ideas, suggestions, would be wonderful. I have it torn apart now.
     
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  3. mack87

    mack87 MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I messed with it some. But it didn't react to anything I did.. no fan, nothing but I think it has do with the fact that I didn't have a usb drive. So I'll do that tonight I bought one I hope it fixes it, if not it'll be sent back and replaced.
     
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    Nothing I've done works, it simply shows a red power light that is really almost impossible to see. I tried every method possible, no fans, no cd reading. I bricked it good, I guess. :mad:
     
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    #5 mack87, Feb 5, 2012
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    OK here's what I did. I disassembled the laptop completely. After looking at it, I find that the light around the switch is really, faint orange. The power LED is also faint orange. If anyone has a idea as to what this is (I'm sure BIOS), please let me know asap! I'll be sending it back Monday to get it replaced.. but I want to try to avoid that ! Thanks!
     

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    mack87 MDL Novice

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    Still messing with it. I really want to keep this laptop :'(

    If anyone has any idea, PLEASE let me know. It does not turn on, all I have is a faint light.
     
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    #8 mack87, Feb 7, 2012
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    Thanks. I'm already on that site. I created a CD. When I do the method - FN+ESC I get NO CD, NO POWER ON, just a faint orange light. What could this mean? I lucked out to destroy something more then the BIOS? I've connected with just ac, just battery, different power adapters, same thing - faint orange light. I can't see it if there is any light.. I have to turn off everything in my room to see it.

    I've done FN+ESC, FN+B, WIN+B, WIN+ESC.. everything possible. It has no reaction to anything I do.

    Should I just accept that it is dead (without resoldering a new bios)?
     
  8. jayblok

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    well,all i can tell you is that i had an old Dell laptop that i found in the attic and installed WDP 8 32-bit on it,and it died after 7 hours,it turned out to be the bios chip,my friend replaced it for me but now i installed windows 7 32 bit on it:), so maybe your bios chip is blown:confused:
     
  9. mack87

    mack87 MDL Novice

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    Yea, I'm thinking that too? It's weird, I'd think at LEAST the FAN would power up. Nothing. Nada. Trying another guide now to see.