Acer Aspire 5560G black screen of death
post #1 of 5
12/14/12 at 4:35pm
I am working on a Acer 5560G notebook which has the black screen of death.
I am pretty sure that it is a Bios corruption issue.
The power button lights up but will only produce a black screen with no post.
I downloaded the Bios flash and update from the Acer support downloads section but they only supply the dos and windows update version.
But without a screen to work with I cannot type in the commands, I have tried a external monitor both though the VGA and the DVI connection but both fail.
I rang Acer support and they said that they do not supply to the public the bios update that will run automatically by pressing the FN + ESC key together on boot up I have to send it to them so they can do it.
Nice gig for them I suppose but that is bad corporate thinking.
I have tried to renamed the Efildr16 to Efildr16.fd and also renaming it to suit the model 5560G which I have read on the net that you must do with there other Acer notebooks but without success pressing the FN + ESC on boot up it reads the USB stick
flashes for 8 seconds and then stops.
The USB stick is formatted in Fat and the Bios update files are copied to the root.
I am not sure if any of you guys can help me or if any body knows what the Efildr16 should be rename to.
Acer seem to have this problem with a lot of there Notebooks.
So if anybody has this problem you are not alone.
Just wanted you guys to know were I am up to with this!!!
And yes the notebook is out of warranty I was going to buy a external USB floppy drive to boot into dos but I do not think this is going to work and fix the display problem.
post #2 of 5
12/14/12 at 5:32pm
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12/14/12 at 6:08pm
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12/15/12 at 3:37am
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12/20/12 at 2:01pm