Acer :: How To Remove DVD ROM Drive From Aspire 1650 Series

Sep 30, 2007

Has anyone got a process and/or pictures of how to remove the DVD drive from an Aspire series notebook? Most other laptops ive seen are just a slider or single screw but seemingly not that on this model.

Ive even gone as far as removing all the screws on the underside but it still doesn't loosen the drive.

I want to remove it to clean and check another model drive to see if its a drive fault or not and if there is a fault replace.

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Acer :: Aspire 1650 Ram Sticks

Jan 19, 2009

I need to upgrade the RAM on an Acer Aspire 1650. I used CPU-Z to check and it told me it is PC2 4300 DDR2 ram. All nice till this point.

I happened to have two 512MB DDR2 sticks around and tried to install them there, but no luck.

They don't FIT.

I checked 2 other laptops and they all use the same memory sticks like the spare I have and none have the same size as the Aspire in question.

Checking online, all DDR2 PC2 4200~4300 SO-DIMM sticks I can find are "200pin", but the spare stick I have is ALSO 200pin.

How can I tell if a certain memory will be compatible with this model? Does ACER use some "very very very specific" type of memory?

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Acer :: Which Software Can I Remove - ASPIRE 5740-6378

Apr 5, 2010

Just purchased a new Acer laptop: ASPIRE 5740-6378

This is the first laptop, I ever seen that has this much software installed by the manufacture Acer.

I have the following groups

Acer
Acer Arcade Deluxe
Acer GridVista
AcerSystem
Acer Welcome Center
Egis Software
Launch Manager
NewTech Acer Backup Manager

I just want to know which of these can I uninstall?

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Acer :: How To Remove The Hard Disk From An Aspire 7520-5971

Sep 21, 2009

I bought a new HD for my Acer Aspire 7520-5971 but I couldn't figure out how to remove the old one...

Here's a picture if it helps:
I did removed all the screws that are shown in the picture, but it is still attached to something.

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HP/Compaq :: How To Remove Hard Drive On Dv5t

Jun 15, 2009

How do you take out the hard drive on dv5t? After removing the cover, I noticed that the hard drive is attached to the board through a connector, I find it impossible to make it come off?

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HP/Compaq :: Remove Battery And Optical Drive While Computer Is Running

Jul 31, 2009

I recently purchased a new HP laptop and have a few questions.

The computer came with a lightscribe drive and is removable since it also came with a empty filler for the optical drive. Is it ok to remove the drive and/or plug it in while the computer is on ? Same thing w/ the battery... is it ok to pop the battery out when the computer is on AC power, or put the battery back in when the computer is plugged in ?

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Acer :: Aspire 5000 Series- Different Recovery

May 21, 2009

I had an Acer Aspire in the 5000 series. A drink got spilled on the keyboard and I cut the power to the unit immediately. The motherboard was fried anyway, but the hard drive was salvageable. I had it put in a USB case to access the data as an external hard drive when I needed it. I had trouble with permissions on some folders and documents at times, but I was generally able to access what I needed.

A couple of weeks ago I opened a folder on the external hard drive that I hadn't been to since I replaced my notebook. I forgot what happened at the time, but I was called out of the office. Since then, I'm unable to read the USB hard drive at all. I get an error message that says "E Drive Not Accessible. Folder or Directory is Corrupt & Can Not Be Accessed". Every recovery solution I've found is for an internal hard drive. Will I need to try to put it in my current Aspire 6920 to do a directory repair/recovery? Is there a way to recover it externally without sending it out to a data recovery service?

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Acer :: Aspire 5000 Series (5003 WLMi)

Sep 28, 2008

So my g/f has bought this laptop from her brother for 100 and upon this he did tell us the battery is dead and the charger he is using ins't the official charger but the laptop works.

Upon getting the laptop I decided to try and make the battery last longer by discharging and charging it a few times fully, but this has just completely stopped the batery from working, fullstop.

So now I am having to run it off the power supply solely.

I have ordered a new battery from ebay and made sure it is the correct battery by checking the model of the laptop, model of the battery and not only that it's 15 cheaper then getting it from shops.

Dispite all that I still need to get a charger for this model, so I found one on ebay which said it was for the 5000 series but not my model, I emailed them and they confirmed to me that it wouldn't work for my laptop.

So now I am on the lookout for a charger for this laptop 5003WMLi but I don't know the model number for the charger so if anyone has an official charger for the 5003WLMi can they please post the model number so I can look for a cheap official charger.

Or if anyone knows what watt, voltage I need then I could perhaps get a charger to suit my needs................................

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Acer :: Aspire 3000 Series - Disc Formatting

Jan 4, 2009

I'm an HP user myself, but my girlfriend has an older ACER Aspire 3000 series (about 2.5 years old). I recently reformatted it, and did a clean install using the recovery discs...

Everything seemed to go fine, until I noticed in the disc manager that the Hard Disc has 3 partitions... one is like 3GB, and the other 2 are about 27GB each... One is the Main C: Drive, and the other is called "Acer Data". This is driving me nuts! She only has 27GB of usable storage on her computer, and I can't figure out how to consolidate the 2 Partitions to make 1 large one. Can anyone please help? It's a 60GB harddrive, and I'd hate to see that go to waste for "Acer data" (whatever that is).

Also, the disc was formatted in FAT32... Is there any reason Acer chooses that file system over NTFS? I'd prefer to format the drive with NTFS... I'm just concerned that if I reformat the drive I'll lose all the drivers and stuff. The computer currently doesn't have any programs installed or any data that needs backing up, so I'm not concerned about that stuff.

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Acer :: Aspire 5000 Series Power Management

Mar 5, 2009

So my friend gave me his laptop to fix, and everything is perfect... except that the acer emanagement program doesnt have any power management options, like slowing down processor etc.

What can I do? Where could I find the proper Emanager?

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Acer :: Aspire AS5613AWLMi (5610 Series) HDD Capacity

May 8, 2008

what is the highest capacity HDD I could use in the Aspire 5610 Series please? At the moment, I have a 160gb SATA HDD but would like to upgrade to a higher capacity if at all possible?

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Acer :: Aspire 5600 Series, Unknown Motherboard Component

Feb 21, 2008

I'm looking at the motherboard on my Aspire 5601AWLMi (mobo id "31zb2mb0091" ) and I see there's four places where can insert cards. Two are the RAM chips, those are labeled DDR RVS 1.8V with "tyco" written on the other side of the plastic bracket, there's wireless card slot not really labeled with anything conclusive over near the Lan and Phone port, and then there's another slot labeled "0624n3" on the left side of the plastic bracket and "-+AMP" on the other side of it. I have absolutely NO idea what that last slot is for, and I'd like to know, if anyone can figure it out.

To describe it, pin wise starting from the left it has 1 pin, a divider, then 61 pins in a row. I think it's 61. I'm not willing to recount :P
It's physically shorter than a ram chip, but not by much more than 3/4cm is my guess.

You can see the slot itself in this picture:
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The slot is sitting just above that big red..knob..thing.

Also, I found this page, but it didn't tell me anything useful, I think. The mobo is flipped over in the diagrams..
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Acer :: Identify Empty Slot In Aspire 5600 Series Laptop

May 19, 2010

My laptop is aspire 5601AWLMi. Just opened to upgrade the memory and came across this slot. Its 60mm wide or around 2.5'' length and is slightly smaller than the memory slot.

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Acer :: Upgrade Question For Aspire 5672 AWLMI (5670 Series) Regarding RAM And HD

Oct 7, 2008

I own an Acer Aspire 5672AWLMI (5670 series) Inter Core duo 1,7, 2GB Ram,
Ati Mobility Radeon x1600, 120GB SATA HD @ 5400rpm.

I am thinking of making 2 upgrades after 2 years of great functionality (despite the fact that it rises high temperatures and i mostly use it on Thermaltake's TaiChi cooler)

1)Upgrade exesting HD to

Hitachi Deskstar 500 GB Internal SATA Hard Drive
7200 RPM, 16 MB Buffer - Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps

2) Upgrade RAM to 3 or 4GB

The reason i am writing is to ask if this Hard drive is compatible with my mobo or should i try to update BIOS or is not compatible at all.

What is the best option for RAM - modules, vendors etc

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Acer :: Aspire One SSD Vs ATA Drive

Jun 5, 2009

The SSD drive would be big enough for my needs but I'm hearing they are real slow. My experience with other SS storage devices would seem to confirm this. Any experience out there with speed issues on these solid state hard drives?

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Acer :: Aspire 5672, It's Possible Change Dvd Drive

Jan 2, 2008

I have a problem with my laptop, is an acer aspire 5672wmli, the model with 1gb of ram.

The drive is a Matsushita UJ-845-S, when it was new it had a firmware version 1.00 and they gave me some incompatible problems with some media, so i decided to flash with a newer version, 1.02 and after that the drive work well but I was unable to did the boot from cd.

The firmware page is this:
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The firmware 1.02 is for toshiba OEM and this is why it give me this problem.

So now wath I can do, I send an email to acer-support but they want only that i send to acer but i must pay because is my fault .

My question is, I see some internal dvd drivers for notebook to buy, so I can buy one and replace with my?.

All internal drives can work fine if I replace or i must see some technical caractheristics?

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Acer :: ( Aspire 7720G ) 2 X Hard Drive

May 4, 2009

In the specs listed on the website, and on the sticker on the laptop itself:

320 GB Dual HDD
(160 GBx2)

I am going insane, on the device manager it says I have two HDs, but I think one of them has been partitioned, the one with the windows data on (C drive) the HDs in my computer are displayed as this:

I've been told of a program call 'Raid' or something, but I'm really not sure what it actually does.

I just want to know if the two smaller HDs are partitioned and if possible, how to join them up again,

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Acer :: How To Replace A DVD Drive In Aspire 3610

Aug 23, 2007

I have purchased a DVD Writer to replace the DVD-ROM the laptop came with. With some of my old laptops, these drives were held by one screw or a spring loaded lock, but this does not seem to be the case with the Acer.

which screws in which order need to be taken out to replace the drive?

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Acer :: Aspire 3680: No Sound, Will Not Take E Drive

Oct 27, 2008

my Acer Aspire 3680.

My laptop will not accept any dvd+r's in the E drive. Therefore I cannot burn dvd's nor back up.

I also have no sound. I have tried every option available on this laptop!

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Acer :: Aspire 4730Z Hard Drive Upgrade

Apr 22, 2009

I picked up a 4730Z last week, and it has a 120GB HDD in it. I need a little more room, and am looking to add the full 4GB's of ram.

My question is which hard drive to get for this model. I'm not sure if I can use a 3.0 GB/s SATA or not or if I should get a 1.5 GB/s. I want at least a 320GB drive, but can't find any that specifically say there's a jumper option for 3.0/1.5. Search function yielded me no results either for the 4730Z specs.

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Acer :: 8.9-inch Aspire One Have Hard Drive Flaw?

Mar 27, 2009

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Caution to all Aspire One users?

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Acer :: Aspire 5672 Hard Drive Upgrade

Oct 1, 2008

I am considering upgrading my original HD in my Aspire 5672.

what drive I should consider?

I would like at least 200GB to make it worthwhile to do.

Great if I could increase performance as well.

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Acer :: My Aspire 5600's 100GB IDE Drive Just Died

Dec 26, 2008

This afternoon my Acer Aspire 5600's 100GB ATA/IDE drive died on me (lots of clicking/grinding sounds, nonstop disk read errors). I was looking around for a replacement but all I can find in stores are SATA drives. Can I find a reliable IDE drive somewhere for cheap? Would it be worth putting in a solid state drive (if one can be found for $100 or less)?

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Acer :: CD Stuck In Aspire 7520 Optical Drive

May 7, 2009

My mum (bless her heart) has managed to get a cd stuck in the optical drive of her Acer Aspire 7520 laptop. The drawer opens but unfortunately the CD remains inside, as far as I can see it's jammed above the metal casing.

I've search everywhere for instructions for removing the drive as I'm pretty certain that this would solve it but alas no luck ..... which is where you guys come in.

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Acer :: Aspire 7540 With Non-Working BluRay Drive

Apr 23, 2010

I have had this laptop for just about a week and a half, and although last week it played "The Dark Knight" BluRay disc, it will not play any bluray at this point in time.

The Acer Arcade Deluxe program is apparently supposed to do that function, but it will not. I have updated the software for AAD a couple of times. I have tried reinstalling it, I have tried checking the driver for the multi-drive. All to no avail!

Right now the Device Manager calls the optical drive a CD-Rom. I do not know if it was a Windowes update that screwed things up, or what, but what is the point of buying a laptop with a blu-ray drive, when 10 days later it won't play a blu-ray disc?

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Acer :: Aspire 5610Z Hard Drive HDD Upgrade

Dec 26, 2008

I'm considering a HD replacement for my 5610Z and am considering the HITACHI Travelstar 7K320 HTS723232L9A360. I'm currently running the 0riginal HITACHI Travelstar 5K160 HTS541612J9SA00.

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Acer :: Aspire 5050 Loosing HDD And DVD Drive In XP & Crash

Jan 15, 2009

My 5050 crashes XP every few minutes, maybe half hour sometimes with an 0x07 blue screen.

I have temporarily taken to booting ubuntu (llinux OS) off a USB pen drive and it works fine, however, i might well see the HDD and DVD drive in Ubuntu but its not long before they dissapear from the visibilty of the OS. Of course this would be a crash in XP but not under these circumstances.

I can hear that the hdd is running and the cd drive will open so its not a power issue or temps.

I think the mobo ide controller is falling over or connections associated with it.

I cannot identify the ide controller (if it is a seperate component to the mobo itself) or investigate problem further without some knowledge & ideas from experianced members here.

Even trying to take this notebook apart seemed difficult & I gave up after a few screws were out. Anyone got a strip down guide/service manual and more importantly some ideas on my fault.

At first I was thinking of maybe a dry joint on the HDD connection but that was before I ran Linux OS and discovered I was actually losing visibility of both IDE hardwares. Not just the HDD, and not losing power either.

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Acer :: Replacing An Aspire 3610 Hard Drive

Aug 20, 2007

what I'm looking for in terms of purchasing a new hard drive for this machine?

i.e. does it need to be a specific Acer hard drive for this model, or a compatible one, or can it be any hard drive of the right size?

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Acer :: Aspire 5610z- Dvd Drive Stopped Working

Jan 13, 2008

I have had my acer laptop just over a year know and everything has been fine until a few months ago. All of a sudden my dvd drive stopped working which was a major problem as I routinely back up my hard drive as I use it for work. The warrenty has runout.

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Acer :: Aspire Timeline And Optical Drive Power Management

Nov 8, 2009

Has anyone noticed that Optical Drive Power Management occassionally stop working, i.e., pressing the eject button on your laptop, Windows does not detect your optical drive? Does anyone know how to get Windows to detect the drive, short of restarting?

(my OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64. I am using Optical Drive Power Management for Windows Vista Home Premium 64 - I just installed the program in compatibility mode. Before anyone suggests this is the cause of the problem, I was experiencing this same problem in Vista Home Premium 64 and was hopeful that Windows 7 would fix it...)

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Acer :: 64bit Drivers For Aspire 7520 Dvdrom Drive

Aug 30, 2009

I have Windows Vista 64bit on my Acer Aspire 7520-5311, I thought I had upgraded all my drivers, but I NEVER use my dvdrom drive...

Well I have ordered a dvd that I really need to use on my computer and it won't work at all... I looked in Device Manager and it shows "HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA DEVICE" and "YPY EN81IZS SCSI CdRom Device" and they both say "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be currupted or missing."

I went to the Acer Europe website for 7520 [url] and I dont see DVDROM drivers under the 64bit column.

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Acer :: Aspire 3680 Hard Drive Crashed; Need Restore CD

Nov 30, 2008

My high school-age son was working on an English paper when something fell off a shelf and whacked his Aspire 3680 right above the hard drive bay. It started clicking and finally crashed.

The computer won't run with the hard drive installed. It makes nasty clicking sounds trying to boot, and finally beeps and powers off. Without the hard drive, the laptop powers up and runs BIOS just fine.

We can buy a new hard drive, but it seems awful to pay Acer another $20 + $10 shipping for the Vista restore disk!

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Acer :: Aspire 5315 Boot- Flash Drive Installed

Dec 28, 2009

I'm using a Scandisk 8 gig flash drive for ready boost. When I boot the computer, it won't boot in to vista unless the flash drive is pulled out. I updated to bios 1.43.

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Acer :: Old Aspire 1690 WLMi + New Hard Drive Vs. New Laptop

Jan 14, 2010

My old Aspire 1690WLMi runs Windows 7, but can`t run Aero cause it has an integrated graphics card. Hard drive space is super tight since it`s only 80gb. Thinking of getting a new laptop around $1000, but also considering just getting a new 320gb hard drive for $100. What do you think i should do - new laptop or new hard drive.

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Acer :: Anyway To Remove All The Bloatware

Aug 11, 2009

just got a new Acer 6530 laptop and it has SOOO much bloatware, a lot of things that i don't even need. I like how Dell had like zero bloatware. i like Acer's program that backups the whole system though. Does Vista have something like that?

Should i delete all the programs from Control Panel or is there a way for me to install a version of Vista (downloaded copy from a torrent site) and then use the key provided from the Acer laptop so I know it'll only install Vista?

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Acer :: Aspire 5920G Recovery Disk, D Drive And Restore Points

Nov 27, 2008

Im only just burning the factory DVD restore of my system via Acer eRecovery Management. I should have done this a long time ago right when I first recieved my laptop. What ends up on the factory restore DVD?

Another question, my laptop really has noticably slowed down since purchase. I know this is natural...especially as I currently have lots of games installed...only 9GB currently free on C.

This free space varies drastically day to day as restore points seem to automatically be generated by vista. I think this automatically takes place when vista downloads and installs updates. How can I change this? It's annoying as I have a consitently fluctuating amount of free space on C..I frequently delete these points using Tune Up Utilities 2008 which brings me back to the norm.

Also, the D partition seems like a huge waste of space to just leave as it is. There are 103GB free on this partition with only two windows folders existing on there. I have never touched this partition thinking it is there only for disaster situations, like if vista dies and wants to make an image of itself here.
Is this correct or can I move other files onto this partition? Will this increase performance?

Im just trying to increase the speed of my laptop day to day workings. My girfriend was saying that the D partition can maybe be somehow partitioned to speed up the laptop?

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Acer :: Aspire 1644 Reset Jumper Settings For Hard Drive

Oct 8, 2008

how to reset jumper setting for hardisk and cdrom drives. ...this problem occurred after setting-up cd-rom drives as master using eeprom utility. when i check the bios utility hardisk not detected and cd-rom drives shows instead.

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Acer :: How To Remove Keyboard From 5920

Apr 13, 2009

my seven week old son decided to vomit across my Acer 5920 laptop yesterday.

The laptop still boots but I can't login as some of the keys are stuck.

I've downloaded the service manual but I can't seem to be able to lift the keyboard off. There are four areas to prize open just below the speaker but I can't work out how to do it - do they push in or lift up?

Do I take out the tray it's sitting in or prize up each of the keys individually?

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Acer :: How To Remove Empowering Technology?

Oct 12, 2007

how to remove the Empowering Technology application from windows start up programs? I tried configuring it from msconfig to no avail.

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Jun 11, 2009

My keyboard is not working and I need to remove it to troubleshoot. Does anyone have instructions to remove it. I had to use onscreen keyboard to type this.

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