Re: debian 8
On 13/04/2015, Petter Adsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:23:54 +0800
> Bret Busby <email@example.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:
> 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
> Good luck.
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
Oh, and I found the purchase receipt for the computer - purchased on
02 April - did not last long, before first problem that required
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