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Hey guys,
Sister seems to have messed up her laptop. It's an Acer Aspire One Happy. When I turn it on, after the main splash screen, it says "No Bootable Device-- Please Restart System". Doing that does nothing. I can press alt+f10 to get to the setup menu, which has "Continue, Boot Manager, Boot from File, Setup Utility". Setup utility doesnt work, Boot from file has no files, boot manager recognizes nothing.

I have taken it apart and can see the mobo but I see no cmos battery but im sure its there somewhere.

Any suggestions?
    
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I had an issue on an old Acer Aspire One and it was the result of a known bios corruption. There was extensive info on this forum, might require some searching.

http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/

Most posts I've seen say it is not usually the hard drive. You could test by loading a linux live CD like Knoppix or Live Ubuntu.
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Sounds like a dead HDD. But get a usb drive and flash the Acer bios to a new one.
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Sounds like a dead HDD. But get a usb drive and flash the Acer bios to a new one.
So just go to the site and find the new bios version? How exactly would I do that if I can't really access anything or will it automatically run
    
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So just go to the site and find the new bios version? How exactly would I do that if I can't really access anything or will it automatically run
Well if you can access the BIOS their should be an option to update the BIOS.

Edit: try booting from the usb drive. Maybe that will update it. or try setup again.
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