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Nitro 5 515-52 Bios 1.22 Keyboard Back light Problem

Zero_dBZero_dB Member Posts: 10

Tinkerer

Previous Bios 1.19 everything works perfectly fine. Since I've updated to 1.22 keyboard backlight will turn off 30sec after the last stroke even if it is with "AC Adapter" attach
Can we roll back from 1.22 to 1.19? 

In 1.19  AC Adapter = always on keyboard backlight possible

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  • AMDKillaAMDKilla Posts: 55 Devotee
    Accepted Answer
    You can indeed downgrade, I managed it about a month ago with BIOS 1.11 on an an515-42.

    "I successfully downgraded using the Windows based Flash Utility.

    You have to run the installer for the version you want, and let it get to the error about the BIOS being newer than the flash file. Keep the program open and browse to your User\Appdata\Local\Temp folder. There will be a folder called something similar to "7zS1A52.tmp" that contains a program called H20FFT-W.

    Copy this folder somewhere else, and then edit the Platform.ini

    Use CTRL+F to search for "flag=2". You are looking for the one under [Bios_Version_Check]

    Change this 2 to a 0 and save. You can then run the H2OFFT-W program and it will flash that version to your BIOS.

    REMEMBER, THIS HAS THE ABILITY TO RENDER YOUR LAPTOP AN EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT!!"

    File names will be slightly different as you have a different BIOS version, but the process is the same. You can ignore the post from Acer-Manny that says it's supposed to cut out after 30 seconds. They didn't read what the actual problem was before commenting. It is supposed to go off after 30 seconds, but only when on battery power. It is supposed to stay on during AC power.
  • Acer-MannyAcer-Manny Posts: 3,084 Acer Crew
    Accepted Answer
    Hi all,

    I have been informed that the backlight functionality for On Battery Power or AC Adapter Power has been change to do the same (always turn off 30 seconds after the last key stroke), i understand that their's been reports and comments in the community that you're not happy with this update and therefore we are forwarding this message to our design/engineering team for feedback.

    Update it article: https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34903

    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause,
    Acer-Manny 

FAQ & Answers

  • kenadhityakenadhitya Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    edited January 2019
    Im having the same issue here! its really annoying, since most of the time im using my Nitro 5 in dark environments. I updated to 1.22 yesterday, and im  not happy having to press random keys in the dark just to see the keys lit. I read somewhere in the forum that it was "supposed" to be 30 seconds default, and BIOS 1.22 fixed that. Could @Acer address this for future BIOS update or is there solution around this? Most of us users would benefit from this feature especially when working in the dark.
  • AMDKillaAMDKilla Member Posts: 55 Devotee
    Accepted Answer
    You can indeed downgrade, I managed it about a month ago with BIOS 1.11 on an an515-42.

    "I successfully downgraded using the Windows based Flash Utility.

    You have to run the installer for the version you want, and let it get to the error about the BIOS being newer than the flash file. Keep the program open and browse to your User\Appdata\Local\Temp folder. There will be a folder called something similar to "7zS1A52.tmp" that contains a program called H20FFT-W.

    Copy this folder somewhere else, and then edit the Platform.ini

    Use CTRL+F to search for "flag=2". You are looking for the one under [Bios_Version_Check]

    Change this 2 to a 0 and save. You can then run the H2OFFT-W program and it will flash that version to your BIOS.

    REMEMBER, THIS HAS THE ABILITY TO RENDER YOUR LAPTOP AN EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT!!"

    File names will be slightly different as you have a different BIOS version, but the process is the same. You can ignore the post from Acer-Manny that says it's supposed to cut out after 30 seconds. They didn't read what the actual problem was before commenting. It is supposed to go off after 30 seconds, but only when on battery power. It is supposed to stay on during AC power.
  • kenadhityakenadhitya Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    AMDKilla said:
    You can indeed downgrade, I managed it about a month ago with BIOS 1.11 on an an515-42.

    "I successfully downgraded using the Windows based Flash Utility.

    You have to run the installer for the version you want, and let it get to the error about the BIOS being newer than the flash file. Keep the program open and browse to your User\Appdata\Local\Temp folder. There will be a folder called something similar to "7zS1A52.tmp" that contains a program called H20FFT-W.

    Copy this folder somewhere else, and then edit the Platform.ini

    Use CTRL+F to search for "flag=2". You are looking for the one under [Bios_Version_Check]

    Change this 2 to a 0 and save. You can then run the H2OFFT-W program and it will flash that version to your BIOS.

    REMEMBER, THIS HAS THE ABILITY TO RENDER YOUR LAPTOP AN EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT!!"

    File names will be slightly different as you have a different BIOS version, but the process is the same. You can ignore the post from Acer-Manny that says it's supposed to cut out after 30 seconds. They didn't read what the actual problem was before commenting. It is supposed to go off after 30 seconds, but only when on battery power. It is supposed to stay on during AC power.
    Do you think this method will work downgrading from 1.22 to 1.19? I really wanna try to do this, but im still waiting for an official statement from Acer about this issue. The 30 second timer bug is really killing me at this point.

    Anyway, thanks for the info! I'll consider following these steps if no hope prevails
  • kenadhityakenadhitya Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    I successfully downgraded to 1.19! Thank you so much!
  • Acer-MannyAcer-Manny Acer Crew Posts: 3,084 Acer Crew
    Accepted Answer
    Hi all,

    I have been informed that the backlight functionality for On Battery Power or AC Adapter Power has been change to do the same (always turn off 30 seconds after the last key stroke), i understand that their's been reports and comments in the community that you're not happy with this update and therefore we are forwarding this message to our design/engineering team for feedback.

    Update it article: https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34903

    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause,
    Acer-Manny 
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