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Acer e lock activated

This happened after 2 years of use. E lock has not been activated nor any software installed. Affects floppy drive, CD and strangely a serial connected printer. When I try to print anything the job is queued then deleted and the error message 'Optical Drive Device Locked' appears. Fix Ya says that you had a workaround for the problem..
Thanks in advance
John

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  • john365 Jan 13, 2009

    Where do I go online to and where do I type 'acer e-lock deactivation'. Its not been activated except maybe by itself..

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You can on line and type acer e-lock deactivation
should tell you what keys to use to deavtivate and activate

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