My Acer Aspire One notebook goes to a blank screen at startup.
BIOS Recovery System
As awful as it sounds, this is a fairly common problem with Acer Aspire notebooks and it sounds like you have an issue with the BIOS - as long as you can see the power button and hear the fans running to indicate that it is not a power issue. Luckily, these notebooks come with a built-in BIOS recovery system that should get you up and running without damaging or losing any of your files. Know that doing this may void your warranty, so if you have a warranty, you should talk to Acer directly. Follow these steps EXACTLY, and it should work for you:
- Format a USB memory stick to FAT. Make sure it is bootable.
- Download the latest BIOS from the Acer website. Follow these links for BIOS for Aspire One 150 or this link for BIOS for Aspire One 110
- Put the FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the memory stick.
- Rename the BIOS file: ZG5IA32.FD. It is important that you get the file name exactly right.
- Remove the drive.
- Turn the Acer off, but make sure you have a working battery and AC power connected.
- Insert the USB memory stick into a USB port.
- Press Fn+Esc and press the Power button at the same time. After a few seconds, release Fn+Esc.
- The power button should be blinking. Press it once.
- At this point, the BIOS will flash - don't press anything or interrupt this process. If you've done it right, the power button will stop flashing and the notebook will reboot. When it is all done, everything should be set to reboot.
Because you have an Acer Aspire One and you are getting the blank boot screen, I'm betting that this will solve your problem. If you are still having problems after following these directions exactly, then let us know and we can try to troubleshoot hardware or screen issues that may be the culprit.