Had the nice laptop 2 days - happy as can be. Hum... no keyboard shortcut or button to switch 2D/3D.
So I look for an update to solve the problem and read some forum posts. Ok: Bios 203 solves this problem.
Got the Bios file from the Asus web site, read and looked over some of the other updates and utilities. I notice yet another utility to update the bios. Nothing special said about it. No message saying "only use this one", in particular.
Booted to the bios, found EasyFlash, which found my new 203 bios on the hdd disk. Hey, I said to my wife! They sure made it easy. What an extraordinary machine. How easy they made it.
Bios upgrade went fine, file was verified ok. Two seconds to shutdown.
Dead. Bricked. Not even a green light for the battery charge.
Called in for a RMA. Tech guy asks me: Were you told to do this update? Hey, said I, I needed to solve a problem with the laptop and this upgrade is advertised as the solution. So he comes back with: The web site tells you to use the Aflash2 utility. My response: I did not see that. So he tells me that I might be charged to have the eeprom reflashed with a bios. What choice do I have, I tell him - the laptop is bricked as it is.
I looked at the download page and can't see any warning there, nor any indication of how to proceed nor what to avoid. The forum talks about problems - but nothing with certainty.
Costs me close to 100$ to send it in. I wonder if I will charged over that. If so I would feel it to be unfair.
Anybody has been charged for this when on warranty? How much, if so?