Additionally, I installed a BIOS update that was supposed to fix battery issues. Turn the AA1 off, and verify both battery and AC adapter are plugged in. After a while the power button stops blinking, and the AA1 reboots by itself. If it doesn't reboot, but keeps blinking, wait at least a few minutes before turning it off, and try again.However, it restarted and would fall into a loop of restarting once it hit the Windows login as if it never actually flashed the BIOS. Press Fn and Esc simultaneously, keep them pressed and press the power button. I have already tried this as expressed in the question (see the link), the USB never reads and I have even left it on for a whole night and in the morning the light simply continues to blink. Yes, I would hold Fn Esc, then it would blink, at that point I would press it again and it would continue blinking, the USB would never read and I could leave it for hours and it would just continue to blink I had the same issue with my friends similar model, when the 3310 version of the bios failed to flash it, I used the previous version and it worked just fine.
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You might want to break down and take it somebody with the correct tools and skill set, because it involves disconnecting a bunch of stuff. I have taken the battery out of the motherboard but that did not work.
I have experience opening laptops up so I gave that a shot but that did not work either The Acer Aspire One has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, which can boot into a minimal BIOS environment via a special boot block to re-flash the BIOS, even if the system does not pass POST and does otherwise not boot anymore.
The BIOS is independent of any operating system you might install and simply consists of the firmware and instructions needed for basic hardware support PRIOR to booting into the Windows or other OS environment, AND to provide Windows with some information regarding what hardware is installed and how it is to be handled.
Generally, Windows 8 and 10 systems are UEFI type bios.