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Replace a cd/dvd drive on my Laptop

I have an acer aspire 3000 and the cd/dvd drive is not working i want to reformatt my laptop but without a working cd drive i cant can someone help me with how to instructions

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Not possible at all. To install XP or Vista again, you need a CD/DVD drive working. (or) Contact Aspire(or local technician) if they can ship a XP/Vista pre-installed Hard-disk.

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How to reomve a faulty CD/DVD drive from the Acer Aspire 5510 to enable replacement.


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With a number of software manufacturers using DVDs to distribute their software releases, having a Acer Aspire 5510 DVD-ROM Drive is not only convenient but is practically essential to keep up with software releases. Unfortunately, if your laptop doesn't have a DVD drive, installing one isn't quite as simple as it would be if you were installing the drive into a desktop computer. This doesn't mean that installing a laptop DVD drive is difficult, provided you purchase one that is compatible with your laptop. 1. Check to ensure compatibility between your laptop and the Acer Aspire 5510 CD-RW Drive you purchase. The best ways to do this are to purchase your DVD drive directly from your laptop manufacturer, look for compatibility information on the drive's packaging or ask a knowledgeable sales associate. If buying online, make sure to read all of the drive's profile to check for compatibility information. 2. Remove the Acer Aspire 5510 DVD-ROM CD-RW Combo Drive that your laptop currently has. Flip the laptop over, setting it on a sturdy surface with the side that the existing drive is on facing you. Depending on how the laptop is designed, you should find 1-to-3 screws holding the drive in place; these screws may be on the bottom of the laptop or on the side next to the drive. Unscrew the screws and set them aside for later use. 3. Flip the laptop back over. Carefully remove the old drive, pulling gently yet firmly if you encounter resistance/ This will be the drive unplugging from the laptop's drive interface, so a small amount of resistance is not unusual. Once the drive is free of the laptop, set it aside. 4. Slide the new Acer Aspire 5510 Combo Drive into the empty drive port. Make sure that you press it all the way in so that the drive will plug in to the drive interface. Once the drive is in completely, replace the screws to secure the drive. 5. Boot up your laptop. Your operating system will detect new hardware and will load temporary drivers for the DVD drive; insert the driver disc that came with the drive to install the manufacturer's drivers in order to get optimal use out of your new Acer Aspire 5510 DVD-ROM CD-RW Combo Drive.
Hope this helps, if so do rate the solution Good Luck

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Cd/dvd will not work


You can go to the link below for tips :
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080808141039AABJ2W9

Deleting upper and lower filter works when your cd drive is not recognized or when the laptop doesnt read discs.

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the acer.com support page will have the drivers you are looking for. thank you for using fixya

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Sorry, no easy fix. You will have to replace the drive.

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Acer 3000 not loading


Hey,

firts put the original harddrives back in place :)
then you need to enter the 3000's bios If I remember right
thats done by pressing f2 or del in a acer. it should tell you what button is correct on the bootup screen.

Then you need to change the boot order to haveing the dvd/cd drive before the harddrive, since right now its booting strate from the harddrive.

Then you should be able to restore the operateing system with the disks that came with the laptop and or from a normal xp or vista cd/dvd.

good luck!

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DVD-r not Working


Ok.. The dvd-r laser might have died, but a seperate laser handles the CDrs.. Can it still READ DVD's if it can, you might be ok still..
Grab a simple free dvd burner program like AVS or HTfireman and try with them.. Also.. different blanks.
I doubt its a driver problem...

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try booting the hard drive, and pressing F8 and booting to last known good configuration. If that doesnt work gheck out SUPER GRUB, it can fix your MBR if needed.

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