Acer Aspire 5742z will not boot with internal CD/DVD drive connected.

otherdreams

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My Acer 5742z laptop (usually) will not boot with the internal CD/DVD drive plugged in.

3 out of 4 times it will reach the acer splash screen and then hard reboot (in a loop).
When I slide the SATA CD/DVD drive out it runs through startup with no issue.


SOMETIMES it will turn on with the drive in, and then the drive functions just like it should.

When I use a SATA HDD tray instead of the CD/DVD it acts exactly the same way.


I improved the working:nonworking ratio (instead of 75% failure, now about 20% failure) by changing the BIOS SATA option from IDE to AHCI, rebooted, and then back to IDE.


Any ideas??
 

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How would you recommend checking that connector?

Thank you!
 

hang-the-9

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You already did by trying different things on it. Next step would be trying to replace it if possible.
 

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