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Acer 5742z laptop dvd drive not working, the laptop is brand new.

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SOURCE: cd nor dvd will play in brand new acer

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Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: acer laptop sporadic fan/dvd drive noise

it is quite normal especially if you are running processor hungry applications, or down loading video files

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: acer aspire 5315 laptop cd/dvd drive stop working like there was none

This will be one of two things, 1- a driver glitch, you will need to uninstall the drivers for the cd/dvd drive from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the drive and reinstall the drivers automatically. This will fix it if it's a driver problem. You can also try any updated driver utilities, or patches for the drive from Acer's support site. 2- the cd/dvd drive has failed and needs replaced. These are basically plug and play devices, they either work or they don't, so a majority of the time when the machine stops recognizing the drive, it's because the drive has malfunctioned. Unfortunately, these drives are considered sealed units and replacement parts aren't available.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: dvd/cd drive of acer aspire 5310 laptop not work propery

The problem when a cd or dvd player cannot detect a disc even though one is there can be two distinct problems. The most common is that the laser reader diode or led lense as some call it needs to be cleaned. Usually a good cd lense cleaner that looks like a cd works, but if it is not turning at all to start it off, it won't work. That is the second problem that if the disc does not turn at all, then it will give the same message or error. To be sure you need to take the cover off with it unplugged so that you can see the lens pointing up towards the middle of where the disc would be. Use a q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol to clean the lens then with the dry side of the q-tip to dry off any excess that has not evaporated. This usually fixes over 90% of those types of problems. Let me know if I can help you in any other way.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

KingDWS
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SOURCE: I cannot run any CDs

These are typical symptoms of the drive itself having failed. Usually it starts off not wanting to burn dvd's then not wanting to read them. It can still read cd's at this point but eventually has problems with these as well. You may have seen errors or a lot of activity that also took longer to do the same thing and so on.

What happens is the drives read/write head gets out of alignment over time. DVD's need the most accuracy and fail first while the cd's are much more tolerant.

Unfortunately the only fix is replacement of the drive. The cost of the drive from a online laptop or parts place will be $50-$100. This is definitely something you can fix. You need to remove ONE screw, pull the drive out, and put the new one in and put that screw back in. The drive just pops in. Probably took longer to type this than it does to change the drive ;-]

Have a look online for the drive and keep an eye out for instructions on replacing it so you can see if you are comfortable doing it. Most places will have a pictorial guide and some have online videos. It really is simple so you can do it. If you do a search for laptop repair parts you will find several web sites. Just look for your model to find your drive. If you aren't find the contact button and email them. Most places are quite happy to help. Some places will have used drives while other will offer new parts for about the same price.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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The hard drive has issues, or windows files have been corrupted, Remove hardware from the laptop and reseat it back in place, sometimes this is enough to get it started, if no change! do a operational install with the cd installation disc, if this fails the hard drive should be assessed for replacement.

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Have you reinstalled all drivers for your computer from acers website? The onscreen notification is not a windows feature, it was part of acers drivers, or software.

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Is the 'DVD-Super Multi DL Drive' on the Acer 5742 Aspire basically a DVD rewriter, or does it just play DVD's?


This Super-Multi Drive will write to dual layer DVDs (DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL) at a 4x speed. The full specs of the Acer 5742 are available here: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/2010/Acer/Aspire/Aspire5742/Aspire5742sp2.shtml .

You should be able to place a dual layer dvd in the drive and have it recognized. Windows may ask you if you want to format the disc.

I hope this helps.

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How can i down acer acer aspire 5742Z-4200(LXR4P02002)PC


to tear down the laptop, kindly turn it off, remove the cables and battery then remove the hard drive , then remove the optical drive then remove the screws on the side of it then remove the keyboard.. Then you can have the motherboard shown on your laptop to check if it is in good condition..

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I cannot run any CDs or DVDs on my Acer Aspire 5742Z-4097 laptop. The drive opens, however, it does not detect any disks, nor will the disk automatically start.


These are typical symptoms of the drive itself having failed. Usually it starts off not wanting to burn dvd's then not wanting to read them. It can still read cd's at this point but eventually has problems with these as well. You may have seen errors or a lot of activity that also took longer to do the same thing and so on.

What happens is the drives read/write head gets out of alignment over time. DVD's need the most accuracy and fail first while the cd's are much more tolerant.

Unfortunately the only fix is replacement of the drive. The cost of the drive from a online laptop or parts place will be $50-$100. This is definitely something you can fix. You need to remove ONE screw, pull the drive out, and put the new one in and put that screw back in. The drive just pops in. Probably took longer to type this than it does to change the drive ;-]

Have a look online for the drive and keep an eye out for instructions on replacing it so you can see if you are comfortable doing it. Most places will have a pictorial guide and some have online videos. It really is simple so you can do it. If you do a search for laptop repair parts you will find several web sites. Just look for your model to find your drive. If you aren't find the contact button and email them. Most places are quite happy to help. Some places will have used drives while other will offer new parts for about the same price.

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Hi I bought a new ACER 5742 laptop yesterday. Its not recognising the CD's but showing the D:/ drive I have uninstalled the CD-ROM and restarted laptop, but doesn't help me.


AS you bought it yesterday, I wouldn't mess with it. Take it back and accept it again when the sales person demonstrates it working or demand a replacement.

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Cd nor dvd will play in brand new acer


Try this site :

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Let me know if this worksd for ya,ok.

Thanks,Have a great Sunday and a safe one.

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