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Upgrade of dvd rom for acer aspire 3000

I have upgraded my dvd player cd rewrighter rom for a dvd& cd rewrighter this was no problem but once installed it will not pick up the rom the ligh illuminates the draw will open but on the control pannel it does not show the drive

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  • John Hubb Jan 23, 2008

    is their not a less expensive way the model is lithiu dvd/cd rewritable drive model ssm-8515s

  • John Hubb Jan 24, 2008

    it may be light on but the model no is ssm-85155 when i booted the laptop up in bios changed the setting to drive by cd rom the dvd rom worked but once switched off it lost the rom again

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    earl llanera Jan 24, 2008

    by the way be sure to install properly your new dvd writer.

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Hi,

Does Windows recognize it as something else in the device manager? You probably need to install the right drivers for the drive.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 23, 2008

    You upgraded the internal drive...right?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 23, 2008

    What is the model of your new drive?



    You can try this if you want. It detects new hardware and also finds the right driver.



    http://www.drivershq.com/

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 24, 2008

    I will try to find the driver for you. Are you sure the brand is called lithiu? Is it lite-on by any chance?

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Hi,MY ACER 4720 Dont play any DVD but playing cd /copying CD is fine.When i checked its property,Driver shows as CD ROM driver.i did not find any dvd driver.Could anyone help


The DVD player may be set to a Region that does not match the Region code on the DVDs.
To changethe Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware -Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVDdrive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have beenmade.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmwareto make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrongfirmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece ofsoftware that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are severalavailable on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

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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
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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 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 http://www.notebook-driver.com/laptops-information/acer-aspire-4520-notebook-technical-specifications/ for drivers that you will require to have support from Acer.

Hope that clarifies your situation.

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My Acer aspire 4720z DVD drive not working, its not reading any DVD / CD's.. what would be the problem and how can i solve this


Step 1 : Check out You have Apple's itunes or Quicktime player installed in your system.I have seen same problem as your's after installing  Apple's itunes or Quicktime player. But it was solve after uninstalling the softwares.

If you don't have  Apple's itunes or Quicktime player install in your Notebook, Try this

Step 2 : 1) click the start menu
2) click on "run"
3) type "regedit" and click ok
4) go to string key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
5) delete "upper filters" and "lower filters in the right side window.
6) right click my computer in the start menu.
7) click properties
8) go to the hardware tab
9) click device manager
10) expand the dvd/cdrom drives
11) right click the dvd rom and click uninstall
12) restart computer

and check if it works now.

Step 3 : BIOS upgrade

Go to this link below 
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_4720.html
and download the BIOS accroding to your Operating system and check.

Note: I don't recommend the Step 3 as sometimes if BIOS upgrade fails,it might make your Notebook permenently unsuable.

In case you want to try step 3,Consult your manual well before undergoing the Upgradation process.

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Hoe do i make my acer aspire 5315 laptop region free


To change the Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free

From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

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DVD player stuck on region 1


If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free

From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

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Upgrade acer aspire 3000 optical combo?


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I want to purchase a dvd burner for my aspire 3680


It is unclear to me whether your system will support a DVD burner. This is something that is influenced by the BIOS of a PC.

I found two places where your model is discussed, the first would seem to imply that the 3680 will support it:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t264099-acer_aspire_3680_could_not_load_dvd

The 2nd , from: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-3680-2682-Aspire/dp/B000UHXK8C

upgradeable to 2 GB DVD-Combo optical drive CD and DVD-ROM compatibility and lets you burn up to 700 MB of data on CD-R/RWs for easy backups

doesn’t seem to indicate that it can be added.

Look at your manual to see if your machine has a flash BIOS that can be upgraded. If so, it would be wise to go to the Acer website and download the latest BIOS version before you plan on adding a DVD burner.

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check the cables connected to the optical drive.. reseat them... but take is slowly coz the cables are very thin and delicate... if still unfixed, have it done by a technician near you...

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