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Acer TravelMate 530 - CD Drive Upgradeable?

Have purchased an elderly laptop as above. The CD drive appears bent, CD's at times can be heard rubbing? against the inside, is seen to be not level in it's site. Is it possible to upgrade to a DVD-R & CD-RW drive for this laptop? Or am I just dreaming?

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Re: Acer TravelMate 530 - CD Drive Upgradeable?

As far as i am aware cd drives in acer laptops are not hot swapable, in other words non replaceable.

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Acer TravelMate 6292 DVD not working

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click to update driver or select properties general troubleshoot

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this dvd rom restart your computer then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard
if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
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Hello mirelycas Hi, check your power plug at the back of the drive and see if its loose, If you have done this, most likely you have a bad drive. Does the drive appear on the BIOS screen? Does the Drive appear on other computers? The common caused of undetected drives would be
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This sounds as though the ACER unit is defective, the CD is turning around on a spindle which is either lopsided, or is bent. To save yourself the problem, replace the drive, if this is a new drive, go to ACER's website, request a work order, and send in your drive.

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First: Boot into safe mode on "bad" laptop...

Open a command window...
(start, run, "cmd.exe", <enter>)
At the command prompt, type:
It will probably say something about cannot lock the volume, do you want me to schedule a disk check at next startup? Say yes and reboot...


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Copy the I386 directory of the XP install CD to the USB Hard Drive using the working laptop.

Then, boot "bad" laptop into safe mode.
Plug USB HDD into "bad lapttop", hope it is recognized and copy the I386 directory to the c:\ drive.
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Choose upgrade if you wish, but I'd have the program replace the existing windows installation. Leave the HDD as is if asked, do NOT format it. This way, you can navigate around and find your "old" data on the HDD after Windows has finished installing.

Have your installation Key/Serial No. at the ready.

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If you detect that your driver is missing, I'd first open my Control Panel, and open your systems icon.  From there you'll go to the Hardware Tab and find Device Manager.  Inside the Device manager lists all of your computer devices.  Look for one called DVD/CD rom drives and check to see if it has a triangluar explanation mark next to it.  If it does, then you can right click on the cd's name, and choose update driver. When you open that a window will appear asking you a question about finding the driver.  Choose yes this time only, and click next.  Then click install software automatically, and click next.  Windows will look for the most current driver for that file.   The other option is to go to Acer and download the driver from their site and install it.
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