Question about Acer Aspire 5100-3357 Notebook
I just bought this laptop aspire 5100 and the dvd/cd rom is not detected by the bios , it has power it can be closed and open but it cannot be seen in bios or windows vista , i purchased a brand new dvd/cd drive still not detected by the bios or windows , what can i do is my motherboard bad or ...please hel
My Aspire 5100 not only looses the cdrom but also the hard drive! It sometimes beeps 3 times.. I'd go into set-up (BIOS) and niether the hard drive or dvd would be listed.. As a last resort, I flashed the motherboard bios with the latest version from Acer and so far the problem hasn't returned. I also set the laptop to hibernate after 30 minutes of non use when both on battery or on ac power. Reason? My problem always started when I left my laptop unattended for some time. When I'd return, the computer would be off.. not asleep or hibernating, but off - even though it was set to never turn off in the power settings in windows. When I'd turn it back on, that is when the hard drive and dvd rom would vanish in the BIOS. So as an added precaution, I set the laptop to always hibernate after 30 minutes.. Like I say, so far so good..
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
I posted a fix for this already. It may work for some of you, those who are not having hard drive problems as well. http://www.fixya.com/support/t1472132-acer_dvd_rom
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Resolve the problem,
- Go to Start
- Type "Device Manager" on the Start Search (Click run and type "Device Manager" for Windows XP users)
- Right-click on the DVD/CD-Rom drives
- And clicked "Scan for hardware changes"
hope it resolve your problem
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
Defective solder connections on m/b,need to resolder these connections if skilled .
took carwe of it!!!
Posted on Oct 23, 2010
Actually, if you do what henma said it will pick it back up until restart. I believe it may be an issue with the motherboard and vista. Can't explain it, and i'm not going to try but it worked fine for me just a moment ago after a nice hard slam shut, lol. Try it out, if it doesn't work atleast now you know it's broken.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
Open Cmd in Administrative mode
You can copy paste the command from above.
Reboot your computer.
If it didn't worked, reboot and do it again.
Posted on Apr 30, 2016
I have the same problem wiress also not working. Most likely pci bridge on the board crapped out.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
do you get an error 200 yet ? i got one here that does the same thing and its a bad motherboard. tried to replace cd drive and harddrive and was no help
the motherboard cost to much and not worth the part and labor
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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