Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

How do I remove the DVD drive?

My DVD drive isn't seen by the bios or device manager. Acer support guy said it's probably a loose cable. I would like to fix it myself instead of shipping it to Acer but it isn't obvious how to remove the drive and check cable connections. Has anyone done this? Appreciate the help.

Posted by joes831 on

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

I was going to buy the same laptop at best buy and they said it was crap! You could unscrew the screws on the bottom of the laptop to get access into the laptop. Or send it to me and i could fix it?

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
1answer

Dvd not working on my E-SYSTEM sorrento 1

A couple troubleshooting steps.
Power the laptop off and remove the battery. There will either be a single screw on the back of the laptop or a spring button next to the DVD tray. Push the button to pop out the DVD player or remove screw, stick a paper clip in the tiny hole next to the DVD eject button and pull the DVD drive out and then firmly push the drive back in to verify it isn't seated all the way. Now put the battery back in and power on the laptop. Enter BIOS and check through the menus and ensure the DVD drive is not disabled. If you have followed these steps. Refer to the next section.

If you answer yes to any of the following you will need to replace the drive.
  • When you press the button, the drive does not light up or open
  • When you put a disc in the drive it doesn't detect the disc.
  • The DVD drive doesn't show up in device manager or under "Computer/My Computer"


If in device manager you see a yellow ! or ? on the DVD drive you will need to restore the computer because the driver corrupted and typically you can't repair them.
0helpful
2answers

Hello I hope you can help me the cd/dvd drive on my samsung r40 plus doesnt work anymore the configuration is wrong or something how can i fix this

what does it say on device manager? right click my computer - manage - on the left side click device manager, check the dvd drive, does it have a yellow ! mark? double click it to open whats the device status?
0helpful
2answers

My laptop (acer) doesn't play DVD movies or audio CDs what can I do to fix it?

Eject the DVD tray and clean the laser lens with a piece of cotton.

Enter to Setup Bios (Restart the PC and press " F2" key to entert BIOS setup and see if the DVD drive is show in device
restart
In windows..go to control panel
devide manager and look if They are a yelolow mark bnear the DVD drive
Click and UNINSTALL

Restart the PC.
If don´t work , may be the DVD drive is faiulre

Is important for people who share their knowledge, know your comments.
If the answer is helpful, rate my answers
0helpful
1answer

Acer aspire 3610 dvd drive does not work

Check it is "seen" in the bios first, a failed device will often disappear from the bios
Then, in My Computer, see if you can see the DVD Icon
Now If you can see it, go to Control panel, device manager and see if there is a yellow exclaimation mark next to the device, indicating a problem. If there is, the device has possibly failed, but you can try to remove the retaining screw that holds it into the laptop remove the DVD and re-insert it. This works most times IF the device still has life left in it

IF you cannot see the DVD in My Computer, repost and I'll talk you through the next stage, which involves resetting the filters in the registry
1helpful
1answer

My computer can't find my dvd drive -- I can open and close the drive, insert a disk, but it does not show up on windows explorer (I'm using windows 7)

You should check if it shows up in Device Manager (right click My Computer, Properties and select Device Manager). If it does, then it's a drivers issue and you should try to reinstall the DVD Drive.
If it doesn't show up, then it's a cable connection issue. Maybe the SATA or IDE cable got loose.
0helpful
1answer

Cd/dvd drive not displayed in Bios or Device Manager

Your drive has failed and needs to be replaced. The controller in the drive is probably the culprit, the drive is still receiving power but cannot communicate with the computer.
0helpful
1answer

Cd/dvd drive missing on my computer

Enter in the BIOS and see in the boot order or the internal units if the dvd unit is still there. If it isn't then it's dead, replace it.
If it is then you didn't do a correct reinstall. Enter the bios again and make sure the dvd unit is the first in the boot order, boot from a Linux Live-CD like PCLinuxOS and from Computer Management/ Hard Disks  delete all partitions, format the entire disk to something else then format it again to NTFS or FAT. This is the only way you can be sure you are doing a clean install.
0helpful
1answer

Dvdram drive not seen

ok
reattach the dvd ram to ide slot again check its power supply.
then check in bios setup that your dvd ram i sdetedct or not.
if detect then if u not abnle to seen in windows then go to myt computer properties then device manager.then right clik any object then u see scan for hardware changes then uddate your dvd ram driver thats it.
0helpful
1answer

Vostro laptop dvd/cd player not seen by system.

Try to get into the bios settings to make sure the device is enabled there.
1helpful
1answer

Loosing cd/dvd completely from device manager

check your dvd in bios. is it recognised in bios ?
also try to push your dvd, dvd connection to motherboard might be loose.
Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

44 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1189 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18689 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...