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May 8, 2005, 6:36 pm
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I have a boot problem with an Acer 340T notebook. I bought the machine
used, knowing that it would not boot. The previous owner interrupted a
BIOS flash process and believed that the BIOS would indeed need to be
replaced. I sent this machine out for service to a reputable
technician, he concurred, and (long story short) the BIOS was replaced
and flashed with the utility for this model from Acer's website.
When the laptop was returned I got several good boots out of it, but
slowly and surely it began to hang again, just like the original
symptom: Power it up, HD LED activity for approximately 1-2 seconds,
the nothing. There are a few other things I can safely rule out:
I've replaced the CMOS battery. The original one was low, but the
replacement yielded no change. I've swapped the RAM around and
verified that it's correct for this model. I also successfully flashed
the BIOS again with the same utility from Acer's website. When I
bought this machine it had a 30 GB hard drive in it, and the technician
installed a 60 GB drive. I'm wondering now (since this model
originally shipped with a 6 GB drive) if larger hard drives could be
causing this problem.
Also, does anyone know if there is any kind of recovery sequence, some
way to jumpstart this machine so I boot from a floppy?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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