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I have an Acer Aspire 3680. Everytime I want to play a cd, it asks if I want to format the cd and it acts as though the cd's blank. I cannot record anything on the cd, I did a system restore, reinstalled the driver and nothing helps. My friends 3680 has a similiar problem as well. The CD/DVD Icon shows up in MyComputer, but it might as well not show up as it doesn't read the cd. Pre=recorded CD's also don't work at all.

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  • mitchellrako Jun 03, 2010

    ACER doesn't have a driver download for the cd/dvd player, unfortunately, unless I missed something.

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control panel add new hardware
follow instructions choose yes already installed if a box appears scroll and see if your cd drive is there if so highlight then next.
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At this point, I am thinking "hardware" -- the laser that shines onto the surface of the disks has stopped working. Replace the CD/DVD drive.

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