#57018 by say42
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:42 pm
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#57018 by say42
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:42 pm
I am trying to add more memory to an Acer Aspire T180 desktop

When I rebooted after adding the memory, the machine just sat there and beeped with a dead screen. By removing power and the internal battery and clearing the bios by swapping the position of a jumper, it now reboots but just sits there showing the Acer logo on a grey background and the message Press Del to enter Setup or F12 to select Startup but neither key has any effect (tried 2 different PS2 keyboards). Only thing that works is hitting the Tab key which shows the same message but on a black POST type screen. (This identifies the BIOS as Phoenix R01-A2 and the motherboard as MCP61M-AM-6A61KE11C-00 )

Have looked elsewhere on the net and have found this to be a common problem but no-one seems to have a a solution.

Does anyone here have any suggestions as to what I can try ?

Is there anyway to update the BIOS with a bricked system like this ?

Thanks in advance

Steve