Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › ****Aspire 5520 - DVD Drive Missing?**** HELP!!!! plz plz plz pretty please!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

****Aspire 5520 - DVD Drive Missing?**** HELP!!!! plz plz plz pretty please!

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Ok

GF has acer Aspire 5520,

Nice laptop, awesome rig, horrid dvd player, play's the "missing in action" scene waaaay to often for any good.

- Normal mode
not detected, no cd drive, etc...

- Safe mode, Hey it can play cd's! Find stuff,

- Bios, enabled found

- Normal Mode - Admin Tools = Comp Management = Only HD detected...

Trying to "not" do a full restore.

I can backup all her data, pic's, etc. Everything, that's easy, Since purchase of over 2 months ago, it's happened now twice where the dvd drive randomly disapears.

Tried holding the "xp" shift key to stop the drive from accessing when placing a cd or dvd or similar in the drive (chose not to put balogna in there).

No luck on that idea.

Checked device manager, nothing there at all either...

But, it is detected in bios, and safe mode, but not normal, ***...

Any suggestions anyone???


I'm getting the laptop from GF tomorrow night to try and work on, Any and all THOROUGH suggestions hiiiiiiighly appreciated. Would rather "not" have to rebuild it for her, or similar...

ACer support online sux fyi, and checked for driver updates, nothing on cd-rom drive period, everything is for mobo, bios, video, sound, cam, memory reader, etc, all but cd-rom...

Suggestions? plz?

-Le_Loup
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.074ghz (STABLE 24/7) GA-X58-USB3 Sapphire 6870 1gb Gddr5 Sapphire 6870 1gb Gddr5 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
6x 4gb Corsair 1600 C9, XMP 1.2 2x1tb (sata6, Raid 0), 2x 1tb data drives, 4x 2... Sata: DVD DL Burner w/lite scribe corsair h100i w/2x120mm rad internal. 1x 120 re... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 BenQ HD2200 HP ZR2440W Logitech G15 Keyboard (Original with G1-G18 but... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
TR2 RX 1200W ThermalTake Antec P280 Black Razer Naga Hex Shaw @ Home Mouse Pad 
Audio
Xonar Dx (Lives!) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.074ghz (STABLE 24/7) GA-X58-USB3 Sapphire 6870 1gb Gddr5 Sapphire 6870 1gb Gddr5 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
6x 4gb Corsair 1600 C9, XMP 1.2 2x1tb (sata6, Raid 0), 2x 1tb data drives, 4x 2... Sata: DVD DL Burner w/lite scribe corsair h100i w/2x120mm rad internal. 1x 120 re... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 BenQ HD2200 HP ZR2440W Logitech G15 Keyboard (Original with G1-G18 but... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
TR2 RX 1200W ThermalTake Antec P280 Black Razer Naga Hex Shaw @ Home Mouse Pad 
Audio
Xonar Dx (Lives!) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
I have managed to fix this problem on my 5520-5716 after much aggrevation. What worked for me was to download and install the video driver from the Acer website; device manager should show 7.15.11.138 for the video adapter driver version. No need to manually uninstall the existing driver, the one from the Acer website will do that for you.

What caused this problem to occur? In my case, allowing Windows Update to install the newer driver it recommends.
Edited by survey_sez - 10/17/09 at 5:58am
post #3 of 4
I just wanted to confirm that drivers coming from Windows Update are responsible for DVD drive not showing in My Computer on Acer Aspire 5520.
In BIOS DVD drive was present but in Windows it was missing. I suspect the VGA driver and nVidia network controller driver are to blame.
Do not disassemble the computer as I did, just install the official Acer drivers.
AMDpc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 B45 ASRock 880G Extreme3 XFX HD 6850 2x2gb Kingmax+2x2gb Crucial 
OS
Windows 7 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
AMDpc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 B45 ASRock 880G Extreme3 XFX HD 6850 2x2gb Kingmax+2x2gb Crucial 
OS
Windows 7 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Have you tried restoring the computer to an earlier time. Go to start. Go to control panel. Go to system and security, Select restore your computer to an earlier time. Select open system restore. Hit next and try going to last months restore or the beginning. Maybe the automatic updates that the laptop does messed up the drivers.

Let me know if that worked.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › ****Aspire 5520 - DVD Drive Missing?**** HELP!!!! plz plz plz pretty please!