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Got a win-8 Aspire V3-771G for my wife in March as a desktop replacement. It's an SSD/HDD combo and is unmodified from spec.
First one received from Amazon rebooted spontaneously during initial setup and restarted with message "No bootable device".
After a couple of power-cycles it booted ok, but then went on to do the same thing 5 or 6 more times over the next 3 hours as I was setting up the machine. Returned it to Amazon as faulty and had another machine sent out.
This second machine was ok... until now when it has started doing the same thing. Not sure if it spontaneously reboots whilst being used, but when booting normally after a period shut down, it too is giving the message "No bootable device". Not sure if multiple reboots get it going again (wife at home with offending laptop, me away on business).
It appears there is an issue with the SSD drive, but it happening on multiple machines (There are other similar posts here already) suggests not the SSD itself but more likely a bios and/or win-8 incompatibility with Acer SSD/HDD combo machines.
Just thought I'd try here to see if there's any help forthcoming from Acer before I return this second machine to Amazon for a refund and then go with another brand - which would be a shame as, this issue aside, it's a fantastic laptop... but it should be for £1200 !