Acer Aspire 5536 bios dead and black screen
Posted on 2013-02-03
I have black screen and bios dead issue with my acer aspire 5536 laptop.
I've done everything I knew, and the moment I've run out of ideas what else need to be done to fix it. That's why I've turned to you.
When I turned my laptop up I started getting black screen, no BIOS message and sound, just nothing. I've downloaded the latest BIOS driver for that model to set up boot usb flash drive and tried flashing bios but nothing worked out as expected. The reason may be is that I didn't set up the usb drive properly and didn't rename the files to correct names so to make that usb drive bootable and to flash bios. I've downloaded following files with the latest bios driver: ACERACDC, JV50_111.rom, JV50_111.wph and phlash16. Then I renamed both of files JV50_111.rom, JV50_111.wph to BIOS.rom, BIOS.wph, and copied all the four files to my usb flash drive that I'd reformatted as FAT. Then I turned the laptop on, plugged the usb drive in, then clicked on and kept holding Fn+Esc+power button for a few sec but nothing seemed to work as usb drive wasn't blinking. I know I've done something wrong. Could you please tell me which files need to be renamed and exactly to what names, which files need to be copied and to make the usb flash drive bootable to perform bios flashing. Could you please also tell me what way I need to follow and what keys I need to click on to boot from the usb drive.
It's not faulty memory or hard drive. I haven't connected the laptop to external monitor yet to check whether it is faulty laptop's monitor, video card or chip as I don't have vga cable right now.
If you have any more questions I'm happy to give you an answer.
Any help and advice will be appriciated.
Thank you in advance.