Hello, I have an Acer Aspire Timeline X 5820TG, with the black screen of death. This happened a few starts after cleaning some virus with MS defender.
I have read that it is most likely a corrupted bios. I have also since ruled out the screen and the cmos battery and clearing the static without the battery.
Apparently after downloading the latest bios upgrade file (ZQ1_122W.executive) Acer support onto a flash drive, I used FN + Esc then the Power button to install the above bios file.
After this failed, I added a notepad with Autorun in brackets and then ( open = the bios e x e )file , as well and saved it as an I N F file, along with the executive bios file and retried. (This is the absolute extent of my coding knowledge).
But so far I have been unsuccessful.
I suspect I am trying to install the wrong bios file, and also installing it the wrong way as well.
The computer shops are just keen to sell me a new expensive replacement laptop, and so not much help there either.
Please, if anyone can help me I would be so appreciative and thankful.