BIOS 1.22 update

magnetoericmagnetoeric Member Posts: 23 Networker
I have an acer nitro 5 AN515-52-77S9 laptop. The driver page has listed a new BIOS update which says "1. Add ABST support. 2. Update Microcode to 0x96" Can someone please explain what does ABST mean? I assume microcode is something related to intel drivers. Is that right? Also, in case the new BIOS causes some instability, can i revert it back? Thanks in advance.

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  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
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  • Kno63Kno63 ACE Posts: 10,963 Trailblazer
    edited December 2018 Accepted Answer
    From a German user the same information: After flashing BIOS 1.22 the keyboard backlight goes out after 30 seconds, even though mains power is used.
    Really a strange idea from Acer, if it was intended. If there doesn't come a patch, I will not flash version 1.22 on my AN515-52!
    Edit: @magnetoeric: Fine, that the change of backlight timeout behaviour doesn't bother you, 'cause when you've flashed a new BIOS you can't go back to an earlier version!
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  • carzetcarzet Member Posts: 2 New User
    Same question, same model
  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
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  • magnetoericmagnetoeric Member Posts: 23 Networker
    Thanks for the link. So this is related to UEFI boot. I'll update it nevertheless since there's a microcode update
  • Pif_PafPif_Paf Member Posts: 1 New User
    также оно (обновление) появилось и на странице ноутбуков Prredator PH 317-52 (Helios 300) с таким же описанием. После обновления изменился режим работы подсветки клавиатуры. До обновления она не отключалась сама, только через Fn-F9. Сейчас гаснет через 30 сек. бездействия и включается по нажатию любой клавиши. Вопрос к тем кто тоже обновился, у всех стало так?
  • magnetoericmagnetoeric Member Posts: 23 Networker
    You're right. The new update has changed the backlight timeout. It doesn't matter to me, since i use an external keyboard most of the time :#
  • Kno63Kno63 ACE Posts: 10,963 Trailblazer
    edited December 2018 Accepted Answer
    From a German user the same information: After flashing BIOS 1.22 the keyboard backlight goes out after 30 seconds, even though mains power is used.
    Really a strange idea from Acer, if it was intended. If there doesn't come a patch, I will not flash version 1.22 on my AN515-52!
    Edit: @magnetoeric: Fine, that the change of backlight timeout behaviour doesn't bother you, 'cause when you've flashed a new BIOS you can't go back to an earlier version!
    "...there's more to the picture than meets the eye...."
    _______________________________________________
    Bitte bei der hilfreichsten Antwort die Markierung als Lösung nicht vergessen; du hilfst damit anderen, die das selbe Problem haben!
    "Likes"? Warum nicht! ;-)
    _____________________________________________
    Ich bin kein Acer Mitarbeiter!  :-)
  • magnetoericmagnetoeric Member Posts: 23 Networker
    Just what i thought. Thanks for answering. And i hope Acer would revert to the default behaviour in the upcoming updates.
  • Acer-MannyAcer-Manny Acer Crew, Knowledge Author Posts: 4,453 Acer Crew
    edited January 2019

    Hi all,

     

    We apologize for all the confusion this has created, I want to clarify that the intended behavior of the backlight on all Nitro's 5 and Acer models is to always turn off 30 seconds after the last key stroke, this is not a bug but a feature (is not new), and it is a power saver (it does save on battery life).

     

    Please refer to the following knowledge article link: https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34903 We will provide your feedback to our design/engineering team for future consideration, but at the moment theirs no information that this feature will be changed.

     

    NoteThis thread will be now closed and this marked as the official solution.

     

    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause,

    Acer-Manny

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