Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

ACER BIOS Update instructions


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#1 uroscar

uroscar

    Novice

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 34 posts
  • Country:Nauru

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:Acer ASPIRE 1703
  • Resolution:1280x1024 (SXGA)
  • Operating System:XP Pro SP2

Posted 23 March 2005 - 07:02 AM

INSTRUCTIONS:

There are different ways how to update your BIOS. It dependes on what kind of BIOS file you get in the ZIP archive that you download.

1. WHP file

Winphlash is a Windows based utility for flashing the BIOS on majority of new ACER notebooks. Below are instructions to assist with installing the utility and how to use the utility to flash your BIOS, should that be necessary.

To install the Winphlash utility, please follow these instructions.

1. Download the Winphlash utility to your hard drive from HERE
2. Double-click on the file winphlash.exe to extract and install the application.

To use the utility to flash the BIOS, please follow these instructions.

1. You will need to ensure that you have the latest BIOS ROM file from our Drivers and Downloads section. It is suggested that you you save this file to the winphlash directory, as it is required to flash the BIOS.
2. Navigate to the winphlash directory:
C:\Program Files\Phoenix Technologies Ltd\WinPhlash\
3. Double-click on WinPhlash.exe to launch the program and view the box below.


Posted Image


4. It is recommended to leave the defaults and only change the second input box. Where it shows "Specify new BIOS file:" type in that line the name of the BIOS ROM file. If the file is in a directory other than the Winphlash directory, the full path to the file will be required. (C:\<directory name>\<filename.ROM>)
5. Press the Flash BIOS button to flash the BIOS.
6. Follow the instructions on screen. You should be prompted to reboot the system.


2. ROM file or any other type

With this file you need a bootable floppy disk with a command line file (p.bat, etc) which usually comes in the downloaded ZIP archive of your BIOS. All you have to do is run the command line file (usually is P.bat, or flash.exe, etc...) in clean DOS mode (not Windows DOS).

Here are all the other BIOS update programs/tools (command line files) in case the program for flashing your BIOS is not included in the ZIP arcive that you download.

Warning: By flashing your motherboard, you agree to accept the possibility of BIOS flash failure. If your System is stable and working we recommend that you DO NOT try to upgrade your BIOS.Do not use a wrong utility to update a BIOS, this can damage your System !

If you need any assistance on updating your BIOS, don't hesitate to PM me.....

uroscar

#2 ®®®

®®®

    Content Organizer Guy

  • Super Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,634 posts
  • Country:Jamaica

  • Brand:Toshiba
  • Model:Satellite 5205-S704
  • Resolution:1600x1200 (UXGA)
  • Video Card:(0177) GeForce4 460 Go
  • SUBSYS:11179
  • Operating System:XP Pro SP3

Posted 24 March 2005 - 11:29 AM

uroscar, this is what i call a comprehensive :) guide. :P Hopefully ACER users will also find this helpful. I do :)

#3 Night Fire

Night Fire

    Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 74 posts
  • Country:New Zealand

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:Aspire 1522
  • Resolution:1280x800 (WXGA)
  • Operating System:XP Pro SP2

Posted 29 March 2005 - 03:37 AM

I sure do, thanks uroscar!

#4 benheu

benheu

    Beginner

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Country:Ireland

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:Extensa 3000
  • Resolution:1280x800 (WXGA)
  • Video Card:NVIDIA Card N/A
  • Operating System:XP Pro SP2

Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:55 AM

Hi,
I'm not far from flashing my graphic card bios using WinPlash.
On the other hand it is such a delicate operation that I'm hesitating a little bit.
I downloaded the package corresponding to my card in the list which appears in this post.
The package contains a WPH file so I guessed I should follow the first set of instructions 1. WHP file .
Is it WPH or WHP ? Or is there a difference between those two types ?

And then in the step 4 here is what is written:

4. It is recommended to leave the defaults and only change the second input box. Where it shows "Specify new BIOS file:" type in that line the name of the BIOS ROM file. If the file is in a directory other than the Winphlash directory, the full path to the file will be required. (C:\<directory name>\<filename.ROM>)


Does that mean I need a ROM file after all, I think it is just a mistake, but I really need to make sure.
I don't want to have my graphic card going mental once I flashed it.

Hope you can help me. :)
Thanks very much.

#5 reiluke

reiluke

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 105 posts
  • Country:Philippines

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:4520G
  • Resolution:1280x800 (WXGA)
  • Video Card:(0425) GeForce 8600M GS
  • Operating System:Vista Home Premium x86

Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:46 PM

hi, does acer 4520G have socketed bios chip? what if i flash failed, i do have a universal programmer

#6 Guest_energy_One_*

Guest_energy_One_*
  • Guests

Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:25 PM

I have an Acer Extensa 5420-5687.

The Europe Drivers & Utilities page ( http://support.acer-...ok/ex_5420.html ) contains the BIOS update, 1.16, which I intend to use.

The problem is, it contains no instructions for using said download, and inside the zip the readme is... well... kind of incomprehensible:

> 1.Update SLP2.0 code
> 2.Fix PMIO 0x68 bit1 set 1 when S3 resume
> 3.Update KBC firmware to 2.29
> I. Modify algorithm to support Annie Internal/external NumLock function.

The zip contains the following file structure:

[v1.16.zip] --->
ATI --->
ABVXD.VXD
flash.sys
POM116.EXE
POM116.wph
ACERACDC.EXE
PHLASH16.EXE
POM.bat
POM116.rom
readme.txt (contents listed above)

As you can see, it has both a wph file and a rom, and since I was taught from a young age to be paranoid about anything involving computers and the word "flash", especially when used as a verb, I'm not touching it with WinPhlash until I absolutely know there is a way to boot from a disc. And since I don't have a floppy drive, and don't likely intend on installing one, can you recommend a way to use an optical disc instead?

#7 reiluke

reiluke

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 105 posts
  • Country:Philippines

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:4520G
  • Resolution:1280x800 (WXGA)
  • Video Card:(0425) GeForce 8600M GS
  • Operating System:Vista Home Premium x86

Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:58 PM

boot with a usb stick, its much safer

#8 Guest_energy_One_*

Guest_energy_One_*
  • Guests

Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:33 PM

boot with a usb stick, its much safer


Hm. Well, I just wonder if I put that on any medium if it's going to just boot when I use the boot menu. Does it not need DOS runtime or anything?

#9 reiluke

reiluke

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 105 posts
  • Country:Philippines

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:4520G
  • Resolution:1280x800 (WXGA)
  • Video Card:(0425) GeForce 8600M GS
  • Operating System:Vista Home Premium x86

Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:17 PM

use HP Drive Key Boot Utility(google it_), copy the dos flash files and your done

#10 Guest_energy_One_*

Guest_energy_One_*
  • Guests

Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:08 PM

I appreciate your help. This worked.

#11 Guest_Ravi_*

Guest_Ravi_*
  • Guests

Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

Hi,

Plz give me links

thanks & Regards
Ravi

#12 Badtrip paine

Badtrip paine

    Beginner

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Country:Portugal

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:Aspire 7720 Gamer
  • Resolution:1920x1080 (HD 1080)
  • Video Card:NVIDIA Card N/A
  • SUBSYS:2526
  • Operating System:XP Pro SP3

Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:06 PM

i have try to send one private msg but the box is full


hello


i have made 3 flash´s in my acer aspire 1650
and now in this lastone i tink someting go rong ( i have used rong version )
and my bios is black out , i need to reflash my bios
but my laptop dont show anyting in the monitor
total blakout, i have see some foruns and some ppl
try to say the tecnic to recover the bios but i dot have
one flopydisk i only ahve one usb pendrive , can you help me

( one possible action is send the laptop to the acer assistence )


if you know one way to recover the bios using one usb flash drive (boottable)
tell me plz step by step

many tks anyway and keep the good work


big hug :)

#13 Guest_Guest Björn_*

Guest_Guest Björn_*
  • Guests

Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:25 AM

Wonder,
Is it possible to flach if the bios is locked with a password.

I am thinking... insted of sending it to ACER with an RMA ticket and have the pw reset (huge cost).
I might as well update bios?

Many thanks if there is an answer!

#14 net.cat

net.cat

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 102 posts
  • Country:Italy

  • Brand:Acer
  • Model:Aspire 5920G
  • Resolution:1280x800 (WXGA)
  • Video Card:(0407) GeForce 8600M GT
  • Operating System:Win7 Ultimate x64

Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:55 PM

how can i downgrade the bios? I installed 3813....but I don't like very much...the fan makes too noise!....I'd like to come back to 3810

#15 iyepb0

iyepb0

    Beginner

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Country:Singapore

  • Brand:Zepto
  • Model:Znote 6615WD
  • Resolution:Nothing Selected
  • Video Card:NVIDIA Card N/A
  • Operating System:Nothing Selected

Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:54 PM

Hello Everyone...

I need some help here..

I have a notebook that been 2 years use. Mine was Zepti Znote 6615WD, Denmark Assembly, bought in UK.
Now, i' having this weird condition that i cannot upgrade the memory upto 4GB or 3GB, i stuck at the max 2.5GB. The sound and modem wont start if i put 4GB or 3GB mem.
I'm thinking that this is the cause of a bug in BIOS.
My motherboard is ACER MPAD-MSAE Customer Reference Board, with the latest version BIOS from Zepto as the manufacture is version z1.09. ftp://ftp.zepto.dk/

Now, i want to ask you guys/girls...
Can i use an ACER BIOS Release for other motherboard and flash it to my notebook motherbord?
Which one is it?

My Notebook Specs:
T7600, Nvidia 7600 go, 2.5GB mem, 160GB HDD, 15.4".
BIOS: ftp://ftp.zepto.dk/Notebooks/Discontinued...BIOS/v1.09v.iso

Thank you for everyone that wlling to help.
You can mail me at: i.am.iyep@gmail.com

Thanks

BG,
iyep

#16 Guest_muaxuan_*

Guest_muaxuan_*
  • Guests

Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:08 AM

I have notebook Acer Aspire 7530g.
BIOS not ok
i need Flash BIOS for Acer Aspire 7530g.. Repair Bios.
Noterbook not Restast but Restast computer = Shutdown.
???
hepl me!

#17 Guest_muaxuan_*

Guest_muaxuan_*
  • Guests

Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:09 AM

I have notebook Acer Aspire 7530g.
BIOS not ok
i need Flash BIOS for Acer Aspire 7530g.. Repair Bios.
Noterbook not Restast but Restast computer = Shutdown.
???
hepl me!

#18 Guest_muaxuan_*

Guest_muaxuan_*
  • Guests

Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:11 AM

I have notebook Acer Aspire 7530g.
BIOS not ok
i need Flash BIOS for Acer Aspire 7530g.. Repair Bios.
Noterbook not Restast but Restast computer = Shutdown.
???
hepl me!

I use Windows XP for NoterBook

#19 Guest_Guest_*

Guest_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:05 AM

you have to use a bios crisis disk, you need a usb floppy to do that or a usb drive, google the crisis recovery disk for phoenix

#20 Guest_hamza_*

Guest_hamza_*
  • Guests

Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:56 PM

i have alptop acer atom n214 the bioos not god and no aignal in the monitor ples i ned fil updeit bioos send my the mile hlak@9.cn pliees sed me the mil :)