Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook ?

My cd ram stopped working

\015 I can't get my CD-rom for my Acer aspire laptop working, nothing\015\012happens when I put a disk in. I checked the drive and looked at\015\012the device status for HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA T10N ATA Device \015\012\015\012My Device Status is, Windows cannot load the device driver for\015\012this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. I tried buying an external usb cd rom but my would not install software even though it is compatible. Also the sticker on\015\012the bottom of my laptop has also faded, so I cant make out the Serial\015\012Number.\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012I'm not sure what to do next. Any info would be helpful.\015

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I just wanted to post a reply regarding a missing dvd/cd in the ?My Computer? & in the ?Device Manager?.\015\012\015\012I bought my Acer5610z in September of 2007, about March of 2008 I was unable to use my dvd/cd because it was not being recognized by the computer. This was very frustrating as I like to back up files often.\015\012\015\012I have tried EVERYTHING!\015\012\015\0121)I have tried to mess with the registry as suggested by several sites.. NOTHING\015\012\015\0122)I have tried to uninstall any applications which would mess with my player such as ITunes..etc.. NOTHING\015\012\015\0123)I would have tried to restore my settings back to factory default but I cannot remember my freaking password for erecovery.. So this was not, nor is it still an option for me.\015\012(Anyone who reads this and knows a lil trick for me to fix that issue please feel free to let me know. thanks..\015\012\015\012Anyways.. I found this website and got very excited because I seen all the great comments and thought to myself, now maybe after about a year (give or take)I might be able to burn cds again!\015\012\015\012You will never guess how I fixed this issue!!!\015\012*I first took out several screws on the back of my laptop..scared I was gonna mess up my comp.. but didn?t.. whew..\015\012For the life of me I could not find a way to access the dvd disk drive to ensure things were plugged in properly. (I never messed with a laptop yet) I couldn?t find it..\015\012\015\012Then my lover found a site online which detailed how to remove the dvd/cd drive to ensure it is plugged in all the way, sound scary? meh..\015\012\015\012Turns out all you have to do is eject the disk (use paperclip into hole) and you can gently pull on the metal that you see holding the edge of the dvd player.\015\012Pull it all the way out (its a plug n play so don?t worry about cords)on my Aspire 5610z anyways CHECK YOUR SYSTEM DETAILS TO ENSURE IT DOES NOT COME WITH CORDS)\015\012\015\012Replace the dvd/cd back into the slot and press firmly but not too firm to break it (you want to make sure its plugged in all the way)\015\012\015\012Reboot..\015\012\015\012Voiiiiiila!\015\012\015\012xoxox\015\012\015\012 I looked forever for this stupidly simple alternative to messing with the registry etc..
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