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On the 3680 aspire how do you tell if it has a burner i added a liteon external dvd burner which is drive f now do i have to shrink format to burn files to dvd thank you

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Burner software will check DVD-RW disk has suffient free disk space, compressed or not. Then you only select a bit less then maximum. Change disk and repeat until all chosen files are copied.

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I want to replace the dvd drive for acer aspire 5100-3357 with another internal dvd drive but I do't know the type or the model #, all I know is that is a super multi double layer and supports DVD +-...


A better not complicated solution is an external drive.
Like the:
LG GP08LU10 Optical MediaSlim External Super-Multi DVD Drive You might not know it from looking at this DVD drive's sleek, slim exterior, but it's loaded with capabilities. LG's external CD- and DVD-burner looks great, and works in four unique formats. Super-multi read-and-write lets you select your style for maximum performance, while the USB connection means there's no need for an AC adapter.


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Dec 16, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100-3357 Notebook

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Burning a dvd on an acer aspire 3680 laptop


If you have a dvd burner, you need software to burn dvd's. VSO is good and simple software to use, i think they have a sample.

May 19, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Very slow and problems with dvd burner


hi..the solution is u need to re-format your system and Hard Drive and re-install a new OS..i think your system is a lot of Bugs/error came from virus or worms...but b4 format back-up your files using like,USB flash drive or external Hard Disk/Drive..Good Luck mam/sir...God Day and God Bless..^_^

May 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Acer aspire 3680


Susan: According to the specs at Acer, your computer has a combo drive that writes CDs but only reads DVDs. It's not a DVD burner. You can get a USB external DVD burner and plug it in to make backups.

Safary: If that's true, you should contact Acer service about the drive trouble. If the warranty service done was to fix that problem they did not do it correctly, or they created some other problem.

Apr 10, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Dvd/cd-rw combo does not record


You may have what is called a combo drive...it can play and burn cds but can only play dvds, not burn them. Look at the face plate on the drive and see what is written on it. If it has the following:
Recordable Drive = CD Burner
DVD = DVD Player
RW & DVD = DVD Burner

If recordable drive and DVD is on the drive but no RW, chances are its a combo drive. Keep us posted.

Feb 24, 2009 | Acer ASPIRE 3680-2022 Notebook

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2 SATA Drives will not burn DVD-R but will burn DVD+R


Well, for one thing, your system is faster then mine. AMD Athlon X2 4000+ 2.10 GHz, 2GB, BIOSTAR A770 A2+ 160GB SATA. Anyway, what sata port did you install these DVD-Burners to. I know it shouldn't matter, but humor me for a minute. I have mine on the last two normally. Seems to work fine. Try it and see.

Let me know

comier957

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Dvd burner


Hi the drive in your notebook may be single layer support DVD writer and also check for proper operation of the software that you are using . GIve me more details I could help.

May 09, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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DVD burn


Chances are that your laptop has a CD burner and a DVD rom which only reads DVD's but will burn regular CDs

Hope this helps

Apr 10, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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My laptop freeze


what is your cpu, ram, dvd drive specs. it may be as simple as either adding more ram or upgrading the cpu, or updating the driver for your dvd burner

Jan 05, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Acer aspire 3680 could not load dvd driver


Let me guess...you tried to install Roxio or another burner, and then it did not work, so you uninstalled it, but now your dvd drive has disappeared. You have tried to update the drivers, but you get a message showing that you have the latest driver, but alas, no dvd drive.

Use the restore point created just prior to installing the burner software and you will be fine. I have fixed 5 Acer 3680 laptops in the last two weeks with this problem. If you want to use Roxio or another burner software, go to the Acer webpage and link from them. Peace and good luck.

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