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Acer aspire 4720z DVD drive not working

I've been using my acer aspire 4720z for about 10 months now. Recently however, my dvd drive stopped working. It started by refusing to eject and I had to use a pin in the little hole beside it to eject. Since then, the only way i can eject is by using the pin in the hole. Also, it has stopped reading cds, dvds, mp3s, everything. Can anyone help

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  • ready2rock May 01, 2009

    Have a similar headache, except that it accepts some dvds, and refuses others. Recently I burnt a DVD-RW on the drive, when I tried 2 read it, same drive refused. Computer Config is the same!

  • aloks24 Apr 07, 2010

    i have lost my resource dvd for aspire4720z model

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Remove the device from your pc and rebooting it. sounds like a drives or new software problem try uninstalling all and reinstalling

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I also had this problem recently. Out of the blue, my dvd drive just stopped working. windows device manager reported the dvd drive as failing to initialize correctly (i.e. windows reported it as a device driver problem). I tried reinstalling the generic dvd drivers, with no success. I recalled that just before I had this problem, I had installed a new version of iTunes. I suspected iTunes had caused the problem. I unistalled iTunes, rebooted my machine, and behold - the DVD driver issue was resolved!

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Hey,

it could be a dirty lens. here's a video on the cleaning, its annoyingly loud but shows how to clean the lens with rubbing alcohol.

might want to turn the volume down in advance:

its for a ps2 but the drive is basically the same, and you would clean the lens in the same way.

if this doesn't solve the problem, you would probably have to disassemble the drive completely and get it working properly and put it back together, might want to get the help of a pro for that.

Last option is to replace the dvd drive completely, it will definitely solve the problem, You can buy such a drive from few places, few come to mind, for example, www.ebay.com, www.pchub.com and www.acerparts.com

Let me know how that goes,
Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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Hey,

it could be a dirty lens. here's a video on the cleaning, its annoyingly loud but shows how to clean the lens with rubbing alcohol.

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