I have an Acer ZG5 netbook. After 1 year of using Ubuntu, I installed Windows 7 on it. Additionally, I installed a BIOS update that was supposed to fix battery issues. 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.
Then I proceeded to do a BIOS restore per the instructions found here in which one copies the image unto a USB and tries to reset the BIOS by starting with Fn+Esc pressed.
At this point I did this with the correct BIOS (I double checked), but since this point, my computer never started again.
I tried to reset the BIOS again but it would not read from the USB. I even tried it with a USB floppy to no avail.
So right now I have a computer whose components work, but which only shows a blank screen when turned on but does nothing.
Does anybody have any idea what to do? Or maybe even any ideas as to what to do with the components?