Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

How to update BIOS in ACER Aspire TC-780A Windows 10 Home?

pvicrobinsonpvicrobinson Posts: 2Member New User
I own an Aspire TC-780A-UR12 running Windows 10 Home 64-bit. My BIOS is currently R02-A3 (outdated). The latest BIOS listed in Acer support for this system is R02-B2. When I attempt to update/flash the BIOS, it simply flickers but the BIOS never changes. Please help as this BIOS should correct my DVD recognition problem. Although I am an elder citizen and a novice when it comes to making changes to the system properties; I believe even I should be able to update the BIOS without having to pay a technician to do it. So please provide any assistance in a "step-by-step solution"--very detailed and basic. Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Best Answer

  • JordanBJordanB Posts: 3,383 Pathfinder
    edited September 20 Accepted Answer
    @pvicrobinson

    I'm going to give you the official Acer instructions.  I'm also going to give you the unofficial JordanB instructions.  My instructions are basically the same instructions as Acer's, but worded differently....and probably easier for someone unfamiliar with DOS.

    So with the official Acer instructions, you would download R02-B2 and unzip/extract it.  And then follow the Winflash Utility SOP instructions that are in the Appendix folder.




    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unofficial JordanB instructions are below.  Proceed at own risk.

    Try reading and following the official Acer instructions first, and if they don't make sense, try my instructions below.  Hopefully you'll understand the Acer instructions and won't need mine.

    1. Download R02-B2
    2. Unzip/extract it
    3. Copy the Win and ROM folders to a USB drive 
    4.  Open an Admin Command Prompt
    5.  If your USB drive has a drive letter of F, then you would type

    F:
    cd win
    flash.bat

    6. Sit back and wait for the processing to complete.  Your computer will restart automatically.
    7. After your computer restarts, you'll hear a beep.  When you hear the beep, you tap the Delete key (when you see the Acer logo) to get in to the BIOS settings.
    8. Load the BIOS defaults (F9) and then save/exit (F10)
    9.  That's it.
    I'm not an Acer employee.

FAQ & Answers

  • JordanBJordanB Posts: 3,383ACE Pathfinder
    edited September 20 Accepted Answer
    @pvicrobinson

    I'm going to give you the official Acer instructions.  I'm also going to give you the unofficial JordanB instructions.  My instructions are basically the same instructions as Acer's, but worded differently....and probably easier for someone unfamiliar with DOS.

    So with the official Acer instructions, you would download R02-B2 and unzip/extract it.  And then follow the Winflash Utility SOP instructions that are in the Appendix folder.




    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unofficial JordanB instructions are below.  Proceed at own risk.

    Try reading and following the official Acer instructions first, and if they don't make sense, try my instructions below.  Hopefully you'll understand the Acer instructions and won't need mine.

    1. Download R02-B2
    2. Unzip/extract it
    3. Copy the Win and ROM folders to a USB drive 
    4.  Open an Admin Command Prompt
    5.  If your USB drive has a drive letter of F, then you would type

    F:
    cd win
    flash.bat

    6. Sit back and wait for the processing to complete.  Your computer will restart automatically.
    7. After your computer restarts, you'll hear a beep.  When you hear the beep, you tap the Delete key (when you see the Acer logo) to get in to the BIOS settings.
    8. Load the BIOS defaults (F9) and then save/exit (F10)
    9.  That's it.
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • pvicrobinsonpvicrobinson Posts: 2Member New User
    JordanB,

    Thanks! That was exactly what I needed -- detailed, yet to the point. My BIOS is now up-to-date, and my DVD is being recognized once again.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online168

Curious1
Curious1
Feferdi
Feferdi
Hemanth021
Hemanth021
SetsunaAngel99
SetsunaAngel99
SofyLC
SofyLC
+163 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

New Here?

So, what are the rules of this place? Check out our Acer Community User Agreement. Register to get all the benefits of being a member! Get social and introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum, or learn about our ACE Program and What's Happening at Acer.

Member Highlight

We would like to feature andylb as a outstanding member in the Acer Community. With his dedication and support efforts, andylb has become a Valued Contributor . On behalf of the Acer Community team and all our users, we want to recognize and thank you for your dedication!

Total Posts and Comments: 1237

Total Points:3072

Total Accepted Answers: 158

andylb Overclocked Contributor
Good Design Aware 2019
Predator Join the forum discussions on our
Predator line of products.
Find out about the Acer ACE program.