The optical (CD) drive on your Acer laptop connects to the
side of the device and is accessed via the underside of the computer.
If you are having problems with the optical drive on your
laptop you should address it as soon as possible, and one thing you may need to
do is remove it.
The good news is that even if you aren't particularly tech
savvy, you'll find that the process of removing and replacing your optical
drive is relatively easy.
Turn your Acer off and remove any power cables that may be
attached to the side of the unit. Turn your Acer upside down.
Slide the battery out of its compartment on the underside
of the computer.
Locate the circular optical drive retaining screw on the
underside of your laptop.
It is located just above the square WiFi compartment in the
middle of the computer.
Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw and set
Grip the optical drive by its edge on the side of the
computer and gently pull to remove it from the computer.
Slide a new optical drive into the computer, making sure
the disk opening is facing out of the laptop.
Replace the optical drive screw.
Replace the CD Drive on an Acer
The CD drive of the Acer Aspire 5000 is designed like most
other laptop optical drives.
The CD drive is on the right-hand side of the computer and
is attached with screws from the back of the case.
All you need to complete the task is a screwdriver.
To avoid electric shock or damage to the laptop, always
ground your tools by touching them against a metal object like a table leg
before using them on the computer.
Turn the Acer Aspire 5000 laptop off.
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Remove the
power cord from the power supply in the side of the laptop.
Flip the laptop over so you are looking at the bottom of the
Slide the battery pack off the top of the case.
You'll see the CD drive on the left-hand side of the laptop
when you are looking at the bottom of the case.
Unfasten the screws that are holding the CD drive onto the
laptop with a screwdriver. Slide the drive out of the case.
Slide the new CD drive into the case and secure it with the
Place the battery pack in the laptop and turn the computer
back over so it is sitting on its base. Plug the power cord into the power
supply in the side of the laptop.
Plug the other end of the cord into the electrical outlet.