It is the second time that my brother, left me his Acer Aspire One ZG5 because the screen was not working, and he complained because his computer was dead.
Like last time I started to search (or better google) the most common keyword I could think typing stuff like:
- “Acer Aspire One ZG5 screen not working”
- “Acer Aspire One ZG5 screen black”
- “Acer Aspire One ZG5 BIOS PROBLEM”
- “Acer Aspire One ZG5 don’t start”
A i believe if you are reading this post you’ve done the same…
Like me you’ll probably start to read 1000 of blogs with many information but most of the time are wrong or incomplete.
I’m writing this post to all those who have the same (common) problem, I hope this post will be much useful for you.
How fix your Acer Aspire One ZG5
First of all you’ll need:
- a working windows computer (apologies for all the mac people, but you need a window friend!)
- a usb key
- the lastest version of version zg5ia32.fd (click here Download)
Once you have all those you have to:
The AA1 has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn’t boot anymore. It’s only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.
Follow every step carefully!
First format an USB stick with FAT.
Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that’s important. Do not remove the USB stick.
Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. Press the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate the BIOS flash, do not interrupt it under any circumstances. After a while the power button will stop blinking, and the AA1 will reboot shortly after. Wait patiently.
The BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.
If for some reason you made a mistake during the procedure and it doesn’t reboot by itself wait 5 minutes before turning it off, just to be safe that it isn’t still flashing the BIOS.
Also a must see Video:
Also I found this great video on youtube about how fix your Acer Aspire One ZG5.
It is quite funny because it features a very buy voice in the background the video is the best:
The video has been made by Joseph C, check other videos from: youtube.com/joecox406
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