Acer BIOS update: Is it dangerous?
So, i am having a major issue with my battery where it only charges to around 80% then stops. I have tried recalibrating it (charging it to as far as it goes, draining it and recharging it) to no prevail.
I have been doing some research and found out that a BIOS update COULD potentially fix the issue but also be warned that it could seriously mess up the system if it is done wrongly.
Have you ever done a BIOS update? What issues did it cause, if any? Should i risk it?
- sewrobbLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
You should never do a BIOS update unless the system asks for one.
Yes I have done one several years ago and they can be a right cow to do.
Make a mistake and the computer/laptop becomes a very expensive
paperweight which would cost you a new motherboard!
Personally I would say your problem is with the battery or the charger.
Battery will not accept a full charge or the charger cutting out at 80%.
They can only be properly electrically tested in a workshop.Source(s): Experienced1
- Spac3nerdLv 59 years ago
Bios updates on modern computers is relatively safe. I don't think that you have to do anything besides run the application, and wait. everything should go smoothly, unless there is a power outage, or the laptop unexpectedly shuts off during the procedure. There is a small possibility of failure, which can make your laptop entirely useless, unless you know how to change the BIOS chip afterwards.