Re: dvd rom does not light up and will not eject and...
Hello, First off, DON'T FORCE ANYTHING
1. On the back of the notebook remove three screws on the support posts for the screen 2. Open the notebook fully and lift the plastic panel that has the power button. 3. Remove the 2 screws holding the keyboard in place 4. Carefully slide the keyboard towards the monitor and lift. 5. To the left of the keyboard ribbon cable is a screw that holds the drive in place. 6. Remove, slide out optical drive, reassemble. Link to Acer pictures
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Have you gone through the add/remove hardware? Do you have a compatability wizard, or tried the setup wizard? Check out WINDOWS "Fix it center". I know they have a program that analyzes your hardware, and tries to help you fix any problems. GOOD LUCK
first is check if dvd or just cd rom u have..if its is cd rom definitely you cannot read any type of dvd disc.if it is a dvd rom, how old is you dvd rom?all dvd rom even cd rom even its is a writer or reader only have limitation on the lens usage.maybe it reaches the limit of usage.if thats the case you have to replace or buy a new one..
The optical drive has separate hardware for reading CD-disks and for reading DVD-disks.
So, "half" of the drive has failed. Replace the drive, since that will be less-expensive than an attempt at a repair.
have you manually tried to eject the disc tray? There's a little hole on there somewhere, stick an unbent paperclip or safety pin in it and push until the tray starts to come out, then pull the tray out with your fingers.
Once you've done that, push the button to allow the tray to automatically retract.
Use my computer and select the drive (eg drive E:). From pull down menu "File" select "eject". While the disk door attempts to open (hear slight movement of tray) massage the door with your fingers. This is done by smoothing out the across front door panel with your finger tips and pushing in and releasing pressure from door. Door should slide open partially and close again. Repeat. The eject button nearside the disc tray doesn't seem to work as well as selecting "File" and "Eject" from the menu. Something to do with the door cycle is less with the direct eject button.
Does the computer immediately return the discs after they're inserted or do you have to manually eject them? If it's trying to read the discs then there could be a problem with the type of disc. However if it just ejects the disc immediately, there could be a recognition problem. So, if your computer doesn't recognize that a disc is in the drive, you can check several things. 1. Check to see that the computer actually reads DVDs. To do this, open the System Profiler in the Utilities folder. Click on ATA/Devices and Volumes/Disc Burning. Those are three different options but each will tell you if the drive actually does run DVDs. If it shows DVDRW or DVD, but if it only shows CD or CD-RW, then it won't play a DVD. 2. If it shows that it accepts DVDs through the System Profiler, then you'll need to check to see if the actual drive is attached. You can open your computer through the battery with a screw driver. Once open, you'll need to check the connecting cable to the drive. If it's attached properly/securely, you may need to take it to a technician. The drive me be malfunctioning and need professional repair.