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Re: debian 8

On 13/04/2015, Petter Adsen <petter@synth.no> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:23:54 +0800
> Bret Busby <bret.busby@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2. As indicated in earlier posts, the two computers to which I have
>> referred; the Acer V3-772G and the Acer E5-521-238Q (I think that is
>> the model number of the newer one - it is in my previous posts), both
>> have the poor quality Insyde20 (?) (Inshite20) (I think it is) Setup
>> Utility, that controls whether the computer boots into UEFI or BIOS,
>> and forces Secure Boot when the computer boots into UEFI. So the "The
>> problem is really caused by halfbaked IOS/UEFI/EC firmware" sounds
>> quite credible. Acer needs to provide a decent Setup Utility with its
>> computers. The Setup Utitility (the Inshite20 one) appears to be third
>> party, and, not from the motherboards manufacturer(s), but, I could be
>> wrong in that.
> They very often are.
>> Unfortunately, the newer computer being a computer less than ten years
>> old, did not come with a printed manual, and I can not easily remove
>> the battery, so I will need to make a warranty claim on it - it is, I
>> think, less than a month old, or, at most, less than three months old.
> I do not know if this will solve your problem, but I found a manual for
> what I believe is your machine on Acer's website, and put it on my
> Dropbox account for you:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/09lfo01vnl9z9d7/UM_asE5-571_531_551_521_511_EN_Win8.1_v2.pdf?dl=0
> Page 49 describes how to remove the battery pack, so with that guide in
> hand you can try to do it yourself without handing it in for a two week
> wait. I can't imagine that doing this would in any way affect your
> warranty.
> Good luck.
> Petter

The whole thing (getting the E5-521-238Q working again) ended up being
a witchcraft and entrails kind of thing.

1. A "suitable tool" for applying to the battery latch hole, is
"something like a paper clip or a pin or something", so, for safety, I
used the blunt end of a straight sewing needle (where is a paper clip,
when one is needed?).

2. Step one - make sure computer is disconnected from power supply.

3. Step 2 - insert "appropiate tool" into battery release hole, five times.

4. Step 3 - use "appropriate tool" to slide battery release latch
sideways, and remove battery.

5. Step 4 -  press power button five times.

6. Step 5 - re-insert batter.

7. Step 6 - connect to power supply.

8. Step 7 - press power button.

System is restored, as is session that existed when crash occurred.

Probaby best not done when dancing widdershins around a bonfire while
surrounded by twelve naked virgins of the user's preferred gender (too
many distractions).

Oh, and I found the purchase receipt for the computer - purchased on
02 April - did not last long, before first problem that required
warranty assistance.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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