Solved acer aspire x 3200

September 7, 2015 at 12:25:04
Specs: Windows Vista
cd draw wont open it clicks but never opens have tried levering with a knife, but computer crashed is it worth trying to buy a new one I don't want an external disc drive

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#1
September 7, 2015 at 15:06:04
Internal disc drives for towers are readily available. They are not too expensive or difficult to fit.

Only you can say whether it is worth it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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September 7, 2015 at 15:23:25
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There will be a wee small hole somewhere on the front of the CD unit - through which you insert a paper clip or similar. Press gently but firmly into that hole and the CD draw "usually" will open.

Usually easier to do this with the power off to the CD unit. If it's an external one of course that's easy - simply remove its power source. If it's integrated into your Aspire (and I note it is) then power down the system fully, and then locate etc. that wee hole. You may occasionally find it works to do the routine with the system powered up as well; but try it with power off ideally.

When you press into the hole there will be a slight springiness (usually) to the action and that is usually enough to release the draw. The draw will only open a little - but enoughf to allow you to manually open it more fully.

This is the service manual for that model Aspire; incase you need it to remove the current CD/DVD unit and replace with a suitable other.

http://tim.id.au/laptops/acer/aspir...

If the drive has failed (they do sometimes) then a replacement one is not likely very expensive. Or you can simply use an external (usb connected) unit (although I note you're not keen on the latter)?

Incidentally have you tried simply right clicking on the drive (presuming there is disk in it) and "ejecting"?

This link refers to a similar model and the problem of releasing the draw; it may be useful as reference...?

http://tinyurl.com/p4um44o

This link describes in some detail how to resolve the problem:

http://tinyurl.com/ottmb2s

Be sure to click on "view the full answer" for full details.


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