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    Acer 5100 cd/dvd drive not showing

    My problem is similar to the one in this link http://discussions.hardwarecentral.c...ight=Acer+5100

    I have gone through my bios and all and it is the same showing "6. USB CDROM. I have detatched my cd drive already. A big problem I was having when I first got my laptop was the drive fell out because it was missing the screw. Could this have caused the connectors to become damaged and fail? Also could this be a motherboard issue? I know ive read alot that this model having problems with the cd drive disappearing among other issues which I dont experience any besides this.

    Any ideas? Should I just replace the drive?

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    Bump.

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    If the drive has physical damage, there isn't much we can do. Swap it out to see if that fixes the problem. The obvious answer is usually the correct one.

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    thankys for your response. yea I think I have a cd drive that I can try. Im just hoping its not the port ( i guess that would be proper term) on the mother board. Otherwise for 2.5 yrs this laptop rules. If anyone eles has this issue with the Acer 5100 and know a way of fixing it without throwing it into a wall. Please share. Thanks

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    mine did the same thing but when i went into device manager, it had a yellow exclamation beside it and said "Couldn't load drivers..(blah blah)" "Code 39" i did a search for a fix it, and i fixed it! Go into y our device manager and check that. if it comes up and says "Code 39" you can fix it yourself and it isnt a headache. Go here and it will explain a fix for Vista and XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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