A neighbour brought round her laptop the other day for me to look at as she couldn't get it started.
It's an Acer Aspire One ZA3 and on power on it shows the Acer flash screen then just has 'Press F2 to enter Setup' at the bottom of the screen. All the time it is beeping too, just like an engaged tone on a UK telephone!
Pressing F2 does take you in to the Bios setup, where after you put in the password, comes up as expected...eventually!
There is no entry on the intial screen under IDE0 Model Name or serial number. By that, can I assume that it can't see the hard disk or doesn't recognise it?
The BIOS version is 0.3208.
Any help greatly appreciated!