Hope it all goes well!
Problems after failed Bios update on Acer Aspire T180
Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:20 AM
Hope it all goes well!
Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:54 AM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:18 AM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:30 PM
Try redownloading and burning the .iso file to a disc with BurnCDCC.
Refer to this article for tips on booting from a CD: https://help.ubuntu....nity/BootFromCD
Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:18 AM
Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:30 AM
Posted 30 May 2009 - 12:54 AM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:15 PM
Acer has a stupid policy when it comes to BIOS upgrades, they state on the download page that the user should flash the BIOS only if an Acer technician told them to do so. So they will not fix our computers under warranty if we did it on our own and they wouldn't even tell us if there's a workaround to reset the BIOS to the default state. Since the machines are most likely out of warranty, they will try to charge $2.99 per minute to talk to us and in the end they will tell us the mobo needs to be replaced and they will try to charge around $400+TAX+SHIPPING to do so. I know these sneaky [bleep]s very well. So our only chance is to find out if there's a procedure to recover the BIOS, if anyone knows anything about this, please share with us.
Thanks to all in advance.
Edited by Verminaard, 24 June 2009 - 06:20 AM.
Posted 27 June 2009 - 07:37 AM
with the greatest of respect, it does seem to me that the solution being offered by everyone here is attempting to circumvent that very problem by booting from a cd rather than a hard drive (where the dmi pool data hangs up on us). Maybe just me reading it wrong though.
I'm trying a final ditch fix suggested by the shop where I got my computer and I'll report back later as to whether or not it works. They suggested removing the lithium battery from the mother board and letting the cmos run down(?) (they said leave it for a good few days) and then try to restart the computer with the battery replaced to see if the Bios resets itself to factory preset. I'm trying this now as i have said, and I'll see how things go Monday night (which will have been 3 days of having the battery out).
I'm not even remotely hopeful - my luck with computers is not very good for some strange reason, but watch this space nonetheless!!
Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:09 AM
They suggested removing the lithium battery from the mother board and letting the cmos run down(?) (they said leave it for a good few days) and then try to restart the computer with the battery replaced to see if the Bios resets itself to factory preset.
Don't bother, it won't help you. Our only hope here is that someone would tell us if there's a way to restore the BIOS without any kind of boot.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:34 AM
Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:52 PM
i have exactly the same problem after updating my bios too....
i have tried the above steps but to no avail
my problem is even when i try to boot from boot disk i can not get past verifying DMI pool
i hope someone can help me or do i have a boat anchor
Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:08 AM
Hello All, Like the original poster and the subsequent ones above, I downloaded and then applied (in Windows) the BIOS update - there is only one for the Acer T180 - and *POW*
Machine constantly hangs at "verifying DMI Pool".
I have flashed many many BIOS in the past and never had a problem. I have done all the usual stuff
Still able to get into AMI BIOS screen (Press del key on boot) and load system defaults - no good.
Then messed about with many and various BIOS settings to try and ungum the works - no good.
Removed the CR3032 battery and jumpered the BIOS on the Motherboard - no good.
Tried the advice to Flash from Floppy using utility - no good. (No matter what device I pick in the F12 boot list I only get to "Verifying DMI Pool Data"
I think I am at the end of the line with this - I cannot think of anything else to try. It's a shame that this has bricked a perfectly good Home PC.
I think the cause was a dodgy Flash update to begin with, I remember seeing some grumpiness from the flash utility when it was being done (
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