Updating laptop cmos bios
By pressing F2, I can boot to Windows normally; however, the PCIE slot is not detected, and so my 24 inch screen is reduced from 1980x1200 to 1280x1024.
Apart from that, the machine runs as well as usual. Some preliminary googling suggests that it has something to do with a chip in the motherboard that I'd have to rpelace? I'm just about ready to bring it in to a shop, but I'd like to know whether I can fix this myself or not.
Remove four screws securing the memory/cooling fan/wireless card cover. In my case the memory cover was seated very tightly. Disconnect the cooling fan cable from the motherboard. A clogged heatsink can cause laptop overheating and unexpected shut downs. If you would like to apply fresh thermal grease on the processor, you’ll have to remove the heatsink assembly first. In the next post I’ll explain how to remove the LCD screen.
When the cooling fan removed, you can clean the heatsink using compressed air. If you would like to replace it, it’s not necessary to go though all previous steps (except removing the main battery). In Acer Asprie 5520 the CMOS battery soldered to the motherboard.
It went through a restart on its own then another update and everything works normal now. It must have shut off last night during a very important update. But I believe there can be so many people around facing difficulties with same issue. Because I checked by disconnecting LCD connector and connected external monitor, It didn't work. (Read temp profile for chip for more accurate info) 8. Asus M4A79 Deluxe Mo Bo (with lates BIOS from asus.com)AMD Athlon X2 6000 3.0GHz cpu4GB RAM (one stick)XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670I am posting this from the PC in question.Was bored a couple days ago and was messing with some clock settings in the BIOS, upping one thing at a time in small increments, when I hit a setting that was unstable I would reset PC, and it would set it back to default clock settings.
Before you start, make sure the computer is turned off and battery removed. After all covers are removed you’ll get an access to the hard drive, both memory modules, wireless card and cooling module. Slide the hard drive assembly to the left and disconnect it from the motherboard. If you are replacing or upgrading the HDD, you’ll have to transfer the mounting bracket to the new one. After the memory module pops up at a 30 degree angle, you can pull it from the slot. There are two memory slot, so you can install up to 2GB RAM module into each slot.