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How to find a compatible optical drive for upgrade

I want to upgrade my Aspire 1640Z from CDRW/DVD to a DL DVD burner ...Where can I find a compatible drive that will give me the latest features and the most bang for the buck, other than a Acer branded drive?

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Can't watch blue ray movies on my acer aspire model 5334

Taken from the acer support website.
" Optical media drive 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive:
  • Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
  • Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
This model of computer does not have a blu-ray drive unless you got a third party upgrade. In this case, you will need to track down special drivers, which can best be done by whomever sold you the drive.

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I have a sony VGN CR-220E which re upgrade to vista ultimate that i could not install the webcam driver ?

According to the spec. it should be OK. Don't forget to download the drivers from otherwise it won't work correctly.

Learn more about the Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/P Model BrandSONY SeriesVAIO CR Series ModelVGN-CR220E/P General ColorCosmopolitan Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium CPU TypeIntel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0G Screen14.1" WXGA Memory Size2GB DDR2 Hard Disk200GB Optical DriveDVD Super Multi Graphics CardIntel GMA X3100 Video MemoryShared memory CommunicationModem, LAN and WLAN Card slot1 x ExpressCard /34 Slot Dimensions13.2" x 9.8" x 1.25-1.67" Weight5.5 lbs. TechIntel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology CPU CPU TypeIntel Core 2 Duo CPU SpeedT7250(2.00GHz) CPU FSB800MHz CPU L2 Cache2MB Chipset ChipsetIntel GM965 Display Screen Size14.1" Wide Screen SupportYes Display TypeWide XGA Resolution1280 x 800 LCD FeaturesXBRITE-ECO technology Operating Systems Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium Graphics GPU/VPUIntel GMA X3100 Video MemoryShared system memory Graphic TypeIntegrated Card Hard Drive HDD200GB HDD RPM4200rpm HDD InterfaceSATA Memory Memory2GB Memory SpeedDDR2 667 Memory Spec1GB x 2 Max Memory Supported4GB Optical Drive Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi Optical Drive InterfaceIntegrated Optical Drive SpecDVD+R DL Write: 4x max
DVD+R Write: 8x max
DVD+RW Write: 8x max
DVD-R Write: 8x max
DVD-RW Write: 6x max
CD-R Write: 24x max
CD-RW Write: 16x max
CD Read: 24x max
DVD Read: 8x max
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max Communications ModemIntegrated V92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11) LAN10/100Mbps WLANIntel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)

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I have acer aspire 4520.I have upgraded to windows xp sp2. The empowering technology does not work.It says " the specified file is not found".I cannot find the empowering technology software...

Acer Aspire 4520 Notebook Technical Specifications:

Operating System Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz) Chipset NVIDIA nForce 610M Memory 1GB (1GB installed in one of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 2GB cards
*If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.
Storage 120GB* hard disk drive Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM):
-Read - 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
-Write - 24X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

Surely to load XP is a DownGrade. As this notebook is dual core, I would run Vista 64 or better still Windows 7 64.
If you wish to persist with an old system, you require SP3 for XP.That may be available from a software store but is no longer supported by Windows.
Try for drivers that you will require to have support from Acer.

Hope that clarifies your situation.

Dec 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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Acer aspire 6920 18.4 inch screen! I cant get blue ray dvds

According to the ACER Aspire 6920 specs, it does not have a Blue-ray player only DVD CD R/W drive. Therefore it cannot play blue-ray movie disks.
The specs of the DVD drive are as follows :-
Optical Storage
  • Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Integrated
  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
  • CD / DVD rewrite speed 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Jul 24, 2009 | Acer Aspire 6920-6422 Notebook

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I need to find out what type of disc to use with our dvd burner

The specification of the DVD drive for the Aspire 5930 is
  • Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / HD DVD-ROM - Integrated
  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 1x (HD DVD)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x (CD) / 4x (DVD±R) / 2x (DVD-R DL) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
  • CD / DVD rewrite speed 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 3x (DVD-RAM)
This means you can burn CDs -R and +R type disc (incl R/W)
Burn single layer and dual layer DVD -R and +R disc (incl R/W)

Jun 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

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My Acer Aspire 5100 8X DVD±RW DL Burner Drive UJ-850 dvd burn only small files, don't burn movies completly. Itried with several programs like nero , image burn,gburn, etc....sometimes works well, the...

Instead of trying to remove the internal drive, which is still useful, do what I did and buy an external DVD drive, just plug it in with a USB cable...then you still have your internal for nornal stuff and you can move the external around anywhere to take care of the heavy duty stuff...good luck..pls rate this solution.

Apr 23, 2009 | Acer PC Laptops

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Upgrade acer aspire 3000 optical combo?

Yes you can Upgrade by changing the whole device to a DVD writer.

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It maybe because the drive is a +R burner and you are putting a -R disc in. That is the usual case. The media type can be found on the inner circle of the disc.

Hope that helps.

Apr 09, 2008 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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T23 notebook

Yes no problem.

Sure they made DVD writers for those - usually about $80-100.
If you just want a CD burner and DVD player they are only $40-$60.

You can easily eject the drive by hitting the release lever to the right of the CD drive.

The CDRW/DVD combo part numbers are 08K9820 22P6980 08K9818 or 13N6765

They have cdrw/dvd combos for $34 at brand new. I saw DVDrw drives for $70 on ebay -look for part numbers 08k9868, 08K9694, 08K9572, 08K9818, 08K9820, 08K9867, 22P9109, 22P7011, 22P6991, 08k9785, 27L4358, 08k9784, 27L4359

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