Google Search


Saturday, December 10, 2011

No Screen Output for Acer Aspire one ZG5 / AOA150

My Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook has just all of a sudden not displaying output in the screen. Although there is harddisk activity, it's like as if it went completely dead.

I came across this site, followed the steps and it worked like magic. Thanks to Rainbow_Demon for posting it. Credits gooes to him. Everything is appreciated.

1. Go to the acer website and

2. Download the bios update 3309

3. Open the folder and copy two files to a formatted fat usb stick.

4. Rename the file FLASHIT to FLASHIT.EXE and the second file 3309.fd(bios file) to ZG5IA32.FD rename them precisely. Double check spelling is correct.

5. Insert the usb stick into the usb left hand side make sure the charger is plugged in.

6. Hold down keys fn & esc and power up the laptop, when the power led begins to blink release the two buttons and press the power button just once, observe the usb stick flashing indicating it's flashing the bios, please note this can take a few attempts.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Reminder: Spyware/Malware infection

I’ve been seeing a great number of spam emails lately going in my inbox (good thing they’re not coming from office account). This prompted me to remind everyone to be extra careful when you received email of such. This email normally has a link that when clicked will automatically download spyware/malware or virus in your computer.

As rule of thumb, never ever click links in email no matter how normal or ordinary they may look like (especially if you didn’t expect receiving it). Verify first from the sender if it was sent directly to you.

As an example, the link above can install a malware program called Total Security Protection Center (as pictured below). Once you are infected (because you clicked the link you received in email), a report will keep on popping your screen showing you a summary list of the infected files or the infections you have in your computer. This annoying scam pop up will keep on asking you to download the program to disinfect your files and computer, but the truth is, it’s just trying to trick you to pay its licensed version. This is not only annoying but it can slow down your computer and worse, it even gather personal information or activities in your computer.

Source Wikipedia:

Malware, short for malicious software, consists of programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behavior

Spyware is a type of malware that can be installed on computers, and which collects small pieces of information about users without their knowledge.

Let’s be careful out there.