#54749 by mhamzahkhan
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:42 pm
Hello everyone,

I was trying to update the BIOS of two of my Acer Veriton 1000 machines.

I screwed up both machines somehow and now both machine won't boot. :(

Hitting the power makes the machine go into a cycle where it spins up the fan, then spins back down, as if it is continuously rebooting.

I figured this is probably because the BIOS is flashed incorrectly, so I wanted to try and re-flash the BIOS.
By examining the board, I noticed that the BIOS chip is surface soldered, but there is a header called SPI2 header so I was hoping I could use that to re-flash the BIOS.

There are two problems that I have.
1) The BIOS ZIP file I downloaded from the Acer website has multiple files, so I am not sure which one will need to flash onto the chip: R01-D1.GBE, R01-D1.ME, R01-D1.RPA, R01-D1.RPO. I think its probably either the the RPO (2MB) file or the RPA file (1MB).
2) I am not certain about the pin configuration of the SPI2 header the board, but there are 7 pins so I assume it should be the same as described here: http://mondotech.blogspot.com/2009/05/a ... flash.html

Should this work or is there a better way to recover the machine?

Any help would be appreciated :)