side cd drawer

May 10, 2018
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can an asus fx553vd use the side cd drawer?there seems to be a cd drawer but i cant open it in any way.. i've tried pushing it and everything but nothing happens..please help..
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Extract from a review of the Asus FX553VD on notebookcheck.net:

"In the specifications, the Asus website also advertises a DVD multi-function drive. Our test unit has no such drive, however. Although we can see a slot for a drive on the right side, this apparently dummy cannot be opened, nor does it appear as a drive in Explorer. So obviously there must be notebook versions with and without the DVD burner."

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-FX553VD-7700HQ-GTX-1050-Laptop-Review.213522.0.html

So it's likely yours does not have one, it's just a dummy plastic plate covering the slot where the DVD drive would be if it had one.

You can check in "My Computer" or "Drive Explorer" and in "Device Manager" for confirmation - - - make/model of DVD drive would appear in Device Manager if it had one, and there would also be a "DVD drive" icon in Drive Explorer. If not shown there, your laptop doesn't have one.
 

Phillip Corcoran

Splendid
Moderator
Extract from a review of the Asus FX553VD on notebookcheck.net:

"In the specifications, the Asus website also advertises a DVD multi-function drive. Our test unit has no such drive, however. Although we can see a slot for a drive on the right side, this apparently dummy cannot be opened, nor does it appear as a drive in Explorer. So obviously there must be notebook versions with and without the DVD burner."

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-FX553VD-7700HQ-GTX-1050-Laptop-Review.213522.0.html

So it's likely yours does not have one, it's just a dummy plastic plate covering the slot where the DVD drive would be if it had one.

You can check in "My Computer" or "Drive Explorer" and in "Device Manager" for confirmation - - - make/model of DVD drive would appear in Device Manager if it had one, and there would also be a "DVD drive" icon in Drive Explorer. If not shown there, your laptop doesn't have one.
 

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