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craig101
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Registered: ‎29-11-2011

Acer Aspire 5551 BIOS Update... any tech experts on GG?

So, i am having a major issue with my battery where it only charges to around 80% then stops. I have tried recalibrating it (charging it to as far as it goes, draining it and recharging it) to no prevail.

I have been doing some research and found out that a BIOS update COULD potentially fix the issue but also be warned that it could seriously mess up the system if it is done wrongly.

Have you ever done a BIOS update? What issues did it cause, if any? Should i risk it?

 

I have put this in Off  topic as well but i wasn't sure where to put it.  

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stueeey
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Re: Acer Aspire 5551 BIOS Update... any tech experts on GG?

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I have replied off topic and that's where it should be really. As this one is for Giffgaff issues really.  But I am sure that people won't mind that much that the thread is in here.

morvin
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Re: Acer Aspire 5551 BIOS Update... any tech experts on GG?

Yes Off Topic is the right sections mate.

BIOS update are not harmful at all. Justmake sure its the correct BIOS update for your hardware.
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koooowweeee
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Re: Acer Aspire 5551 BIOS Update... any tech experts on GG?

Don't worry everyone does it.

Just download the correct files.

And read up about flashing bins first
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Re: Acer Aspire 5551 BIOS Update... any tech experts on GG?

Giffgaff etiquette requires you to post such topics in the correct Forum. This post should be in the Off-Topic forum but don't worry I have requested its removal from here to the correct forum.

I have done this a number of time including the computer I am typing on now. A Bios update can potentially kill your computer if you do it wrong. However the manufacturers have a pretty safe way for doing it. Just make sure you keep a backup of the old Bios before you overwrite it. And take it slow so you minimise the risks.

Good luck
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tobias_b
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Re: Acer Aspire 5551 BIOS Update... any tech experts on GG?

Moved to Off-topic :smileyhappy:
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andrewredman
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Re: Acer Aspire 5551 BIOS Update... any tech experts on GG?

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you may have already done the google, here's one i found, take your time and best wishes!  always worth having a go!

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Update-Your-Computer's-BIOS  :smileyhappy:

 

edit:  found this as well?  http://www.www-bios.co.uk/