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Disc Drive Hello my name is Latisha Lockhart and I need some major assistance. I have an Acer Aspire 5100 with Windows Vista and my disc drive no longer works and I don't know why. One day it was working fine playing cds and dvds and then the next day it won't even play a thing. The funny thing is the computer doesn't even recognize that I have a disc drive. It says that it may be corrupted or missing I've done little research and found that there are other people who experienced the same thing and they said that it's a side effect of Vista. I found one website that says I need to download a new driver and extract the files but that did not work so I need to know what to do. Should I send it back to Acer because it is still under warranty or should I buy a disc drive. I need major assitance. Please Help!!

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  • Ms Tish Apr 04, 2008

    Thanks for replying to my cry for help. But I called Acer support line and they stated that the disc drive maybe corrupted and to send it back so that they can replace it. So we'll see how that goes and if anything else goes wrong. I think that I'll probably never buy another Acer computer again after reading comments about them on this site I found. But that's another story. I'll keep you posted.



    Thanks Again!!

  • adino663 Dec 24, 2008

    I have the very same problem. This thing does not even recognize a cd/dvd when it is placed in the drive. I have had it for a little over a year. I would rather get another brand than to risk the same problem again unless of course there is some other fix.

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Hi,

Like you, have heard of a couple of issues with this particular model as well as some others. Since it is still under warranty, perhaps your best bet is to send it back for replacement. I was also made to understand that since a number of their units have been failing while still under warranty that Acer opened up a page/site specifically to facilitate the return process here. The page has an option for parts only with a number to call (1-254-298-4696). Though this may be your first step, eventually I would suggest that you do send the whole unit if replacing the CD/DVD does not solve your problem. I am tempted to think that it is not the CD/DVD but a motherboard issue.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Apr 04, 2008

    Hi again,

    You're more than welcome.

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