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How do i open a disk drive to a acer aspire e touch

I have a acer and I not sure how to open the disk drive on it

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Well it sounds to me like you are just trying to open the drive to insert a disk ? go to "computer" or "my computer" on the desktop, double click to open. you should see your hard drive "c" and cd/dvd drive "d" listed. right click the "d" drive, left click eject, voila. if you have more than one hard drive or a partitioned drive there might well be more drive letters but your cd/dvd drive will be marked as such. alternatively click "start", bottom left of desktop, click "computer" and once again you should see your drives listed. physically there should be , on the cd/dvd drive drawer itself a small button, push it once to open. failing all else, there should be a very small hole in the drive drawer, using say a paper clip or similar, insert into the small hole and push reasonably firmly, this should release the drawer manually and the drive will open. hope that helps. good luck.

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire RAM

There are 4 screws holding the cover on the bottom of the computer that allows access to the RAM modules. (This is the same cover that also covers the fan. The same cover with the ventilation slots.)

Simply remove the screws and lift the cover by the indent to the right of the battery lock.

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SOURCE: disk drive not working


if the drive doesn't work at all you will have to replace it. you can buy a cheap replacement from

Let me know if you need anything else.


Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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Please follow the below steps. On this image "E" is the headphone and speakers jack. You can insert the speakers here.

Component Icon Description A. Speakers Provide audio output when headphones or amplified speakers are not plugged in. B. LCD panel release latch To open the LCD panel, slide the release latch to the right. C. Battery status indicator

  • LED blue - battery is fully charged
  • LED purple - battery is charging
  • LED blinking - battery charge is very low
D. Power status indicator
  • LED on - notebook is on
  • LED blinking - notebook is in Standby mode
  • LED off - notebook is off
E. Microphone jack mic.gif Plug a microphone into this jack. The built-in microphone is turned off when a microphone is plugged into this jack. F. Headphone jack headphone.gif Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack. The built-in speakers are turned off when headphones are plugged into this jack

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SOURCE: I cannot run any CDs

These are typical symptoms of the drive itself having failed. Usually it starts off not wanting to burn dvd's then not wanting to read them. It can still read cd's at this point but eventually has problems with these as well. You may have seen errors or a lot of activity that also took longer to do the same thing and so on.

What happens is the drives read/write head gets out of alignment over time. DVD's need the most accuracy and fail first while the cd's are much more tolerant.

Unfortunately the only fix is replacement of the drive. The cost of the drive from a online laptop or parts place will be $50-$100. This is definitely something you can fix. You need to remove ONE screw, pull the drive out, and put the new one in and put that screw back in. The drive just pops in. Probably took longer to type this than it does to change the drive ;-]

Have a look online for the drive and keep an eye out for instructions on replacing it so you can see if you are comfortable doing it. Most places will have a pictorial guide and some have online videos. It really is simple so you can do it. If you do a search for laptop repair parts you will find several web sites. Just look for your model to find your drive. If you aren't find the contact button and email them. Most places are quite happy to help. Some places will have used drives while other will offer new parts for about the same price.

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SOURCE: acer aspire 5738 cd DVD drive not working

1.start>control panel>all control panel items>AutoPlay
change settings for each desired media
2.update the drivers for the DVD drive. search in all programs for the program name, go online and download the most recent driver
3. you may have mulitple programs that controll DVD/CDR reading ability. this will sometimes confuse/conflict the drive. try removing one using add /remove programs from the control panel.

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