Acer :: Travelmate 6493 Dead After 2 Failed Windows Bios Update

May 18, 2009

1. cant trust windows for bios update

2. dont flash the bios unless told so by a qualified tech or acer

3. cant reflash/install orig bios via usb thumb drive

4. one option is to take back to acer and get slugged $$$ cos not covered
by warranty.

5. second option is to take bios chip out and have it reflashed.

6. third option is to buy a new bios chip.

7. fourth option i to buy a new motherboard

8. NEVER p!$$ off your gf/wife

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I have a two year old 5633WLMI (Nvidia graphics) Upgraded the RAM to 4gb only to find that 3gb was being shown in BIOS and Vista 32/64.

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So today I found that Dell had an update for the current A8 BIOS on the Studio 1555 that I bought in May of 2009. Just a quick comment, I have had nothing but problems with this laptop. I got it with VISTA 64bit, which you all know sucks balls!!!! So once Win7 came out I bought a 500gb HD and Win7 Ult. 64bit, but as I said, it doesn't seem to be just one thing, its the blue tooth, or the network card, or explorer keeps crashing and restarting by itself constantly, especially yesterday. Plus I've been trying to use this laptop as a dual boot with Ubuntu and Win 7.

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please for the sake of all of us, if you can and are willing, please read the doc I attached to this post which is the chat log between me and the Dell support person....we are all going to need help with this at some point if a simple BIOS update that is made to run in windows kills are computers!

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