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Acer will not accept CD

I installed a 1gb memory chip in my Acer Aspire L310. My computer works great as far as memory and execution. No loading problems.
BUT....when I try to put a program cd in the drive, it does not take it in. It should grab hold of it and finish the insertion, but does nothing. I've opened my computer again to see if I made a mistake in closing it up the last time. Still, no cd acceptance.
Does anyone have an idea what's going on and what might possibly wrong with my Acer?
Any answer is greatly appreciated!

Gary Bergeron

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  • heavyrush Feb 01, 2009

    Thnx tlagrassa! There was a white strip with a silver tipped end that was free. I looked around the cd drive and found the connector the strip slipped into.
    You made my night!
    Fixya is outta sight!


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Check the internal power cable to the drive. Re-seat it  It may have come loose.

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Based on one of these two with some small modifications,

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/chipset.aspx?socket_id=en-us0000007&chipset_id=en-us0000090&Socket=Socket+AM2&Chipset=MCP61S

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[ According to Acer Support, the above criteria follows suit,

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