acer aspire 5252 bone stock except hdd upgrade
i dont really know anything else about the hardware in case it matters
1. some of my buttons on the keyboard do not work. what would be the best way to test if it is the keyboard(ebay replacements are 10bucks) or something else.
2.main big issue. i recently got this from my little bro who corrupted the hdd. Replaced that hdd, and threw windows 7 on it. Powered on fine. Got to windows tried to add more generic software(chrome, etc). Totally Forgot to add drivers so i couldn't really do much until i fixed that. I added all those and figured might as well update the bios while I'm at it.
Bios flash fail. I used acer software and bios from their site(the newest version). No interuptions during the update or anything like that. Everything SEEMED to have gone fine.
System restarts and now will not get pass post boot(i think thats the right term). Supposedly no big right? I looked up a manual to flash the bios either with dos or in crisis mode. Can't boot enough to make it to dos and last hope is crisis mode.
I can't seem to figure out how to trigger it. According to the manual the correct sequence is
1 no battery add usb(with the bios in root directory)
2 press and hold fn+esc than add ac power cord
3 press power button once
(now according to other forums power button led should flash once orange)
4 press power button again and you will be in crisis mode
You should see usb led working and doing stuff and it should take a few minutes while it flashes itself
I cant get past step 2. i never see the power button flash orange or even just flash at all. It just stays constantly on and normal boot operation happens. I can see my usb is being registered and responding. I don't think it is trying to flash the bios though.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as i need this laptop for summer school and that started 2 days ago :/. Thanks in advance
service guide I am using