ACER BSOD only boots if i flash the bios

By Peter Haas
Nov 7, 2013
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  1. Hello
    I have an ACER laptop with Windows 7
    Recently I encountered the infamous Black Screen of Death

    I turn on my laptop, the power on light comes on, the fan starts for about 3 seconds and then nothing happens

    I tried removing the battery, removing the power supply, pressing power on for 10 seconds, putting the power supply back in and then booting without the battery connected. No luck

    I try booting pressing f8 or f2.

    The only way I can get my machine to boot is by flashing the bios - ie download bios to usb stick and boot the notebook using function and escape. Turn off notebook and then boot.

    This works!!! However, once I turn the notebook off it wont boot again.

    After flashing the bios I can access it next time using f2. Everyting seems fine in there.

    After flashing and Pressing f8:
    - I have booted using safe mode
    - I have booted using last succsssful configuration
    - I have booted after restoring to default config

    none of them seem to work. Next time I boot the laptop the power on light comes on, the fan starts for about 3 seconds and then nothing happens

    It seems to be that the only way I can boot is by flashing the bios :(

    Any ideas on what the issue could be? Im at my wits end. The system time clock is fine so I dont think the internal lithium battery is dead.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,181   +225

    I'm afraid the motherboard may have to be replaced...

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