Solved! My laptop has a CD drive with a button to open it but it wont open

christyparks420

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i have a CD drive in my Acer Aspire V 14 Touch ( Win10 ) and when i press the button to open the tray, it wont open AT ALL, when i look for a CD drive THERE IS NONE! how can i get my CD drive back? would be useful for music and if i ever need a backup or restore disc.
 
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If it not working then replace it with new one.. lots of fitting drives would be there in eBay and Aliexp... or else external drives also available
But before buying a new one just check whether this one plugged properly.
 
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Go to BIOS and try it again.. sometimes it can be OS issue. Let us know what you get.

 

christyparks420

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nope not even. like besides poweriso the only drive i have on this laptop is my c: drive
 

christyparks420

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besides poweriso i only have a c: drive on this laptop. thats y im asking, how can i get my disc drive back. i got the laptop like this. only one drive.
 

kanewolf

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It is possible that the CD drive was removed to install a second disk. It may not have been properly re-installed or it might just be broken.

There are videos on YouTube with different Acer CD replacement procedures. See if you can find one that looks like your computer.
 
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Then it more sounds like a internal power failure to the ROM. Have you unplugged it from the LAP?

 

christyparks420

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as i said i got the laptop this way. everything else works fine on here. the only thing i was told that was wrong with the laptop was the touchpad was a bit sensitive and sticks a bit, but i have a wireless mouse so i have no issues there lol.
 

christyparks420

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how would there be a second disc if the c: drive is the main drive for any laptop or PC? like y would someone remove something if its needed for restore points or reinstalling windows if there was an issue?
 

USAFRet

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Either it was never in there, or it was removed. Broken, or the previous owner wanted to use it elsewhere.
 

christyparks420

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so acer made a laptop with a bogus CD drive? yea right. and where else would they have used it if the only drive i see is a c: drive?! thats where im lost. i had an old CD ( from a band i saw live when i went to visit family in New Brunswick ) i was gonna rip, and when i pressed the button the tray wouldnt open. :(
 

USAFRet

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A LOT of current laptops have no CD/DVD drive. Just a cover over where it should be.

Or, it may be broken or disconnected.

100% verification would be to take it apart and see whats inside.
 

christyparks420

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dont wanna risk screwing up anything else inside that DOES work, like my touchscreen, or even the touchpad. my last touchscreen laptop was one with a detachable keyboard so it was more like a a mini-tablet with attachable keyboard. never had a laptop with a touchscreen before in my life. not one thats over a thousand bucks brand new.
 
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If it not working then replace it with new one.. lots of fitting drives would be there in eBay and Aliexp... or else external drives also available
But before buying a new one just check whether this one plugged properly.
 
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