How to flash(rewrite) bios aspire a515-52? how can i find the required bios version

AbdullahSattar
AbdullahSattar Member Posts: 4 New User
edited December 2023 in Aspire Laptops

i have an apsire a515-52 laptop and it suddenly stop giving display so i got it repaired. he rewrite its bio chip .Now it is giving display but
its booting time is aboiut 30 seconds the repair guy told me that he installed the bios with older version. how can i find the required bios version
and how can i solve the problem.

[Edited the thread to add model name to the title and add issue detail]

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  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 9,373 Trailblazer
    Answer ✓

    First be very careful with a bios update as Acer warns every user "Upgrading your system BIOS incorrectly could harm your Acer product. Please proceed with caution" and you should especially be careful after your bios was flashed with older version bios??? Look at the System Information for the bios version or ask the technician which bios version he flashed your laptop with FIRST and then flash the bios with a higher version, be very careful, as you can brick your bios.

    The Aspire A515-52 laptop has a Drivers & Manuals Acer page, < follow this link and go to this page at BIOS/Firmware and download the last bios version 1.16 - 2019/11/28 - 1. Update hotkey to show SATA mode in BIOS page < as this bios is the last bios for the Aspire A512-52, Good luck and hope this helps you out.

    If this answers your question and solved your query please "Click on Yes" or "Click on Like" if you find my answer useful👍

  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,130 Trailblazer
    Answer ✓

    No, it should install just fine with Windows 11.

    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.

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  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 9,373 Trailblazer
    Answer ✓

    First be very careful with a bios update as Acer warns every user "Upgrading your system BIOS incorrectly could harm your Acer product. Please proceed with caution" and you should especially be careful after your bios was flashed with older version bios??? Look at the System Information for the bios version or ask the technician which bios version he flashed your laptop with FIRST and then flash the bios with a higher version, be very careful, as you can brick your bios.

    The Aspire A515-52 laptop has a Drivers & Manuals Acer page, < follow this link and go to this page at BIOS/Firmware and download the last bios version 1.16 - 2019/11/28 - 1. Update hotkey to show SATA mode in BIOS page < as this bios is the last bios for the Aspire A512-52, Good luck and hope this helps you out.

    If this answers your question and solved your query please "Click on Yes" or "Click on Like" if you find my answer useful👍

  • JaxonAllen
    JaxonAllen Member Posts: 1 New User
    edited December 2023

    Check Acer's official website for your laptop model's latest BIOS version and update it to resolve the extended boot time issue.


  • AbdullahSattar
    AbdullahSattar Member Posts: 4 New User

    i have another question my laptop is windows 11 but the last bios of this model in for windows 10(mentioned on website) so i have to downgrade to windows 10 before bios update?

  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,130 Trailblazer
    Answer ✓

    No, it should install just fine with Windows 11.

    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • AbdullahSattar
    AbdullahSattar Member Posts: 4 New User

    so i need to flash bios or just update this one ?

  • AbdullahSattar
    AbdullahSattar Member Posts: 4 New User

    last question excuse me! do i need to rewrite bios chip or just update it from file?