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Acer Aspire 4520 Is Not Detecting Cd Rom Drive


My computer (acer aspire 4520) is not detecting my cd rom drive. It is not even showing its icon in 'my computer' & there is no cd rom in the device manager also. What is the problem &what should i do?The led in the cd rom is blinking normally that means that the power supply is alright. Are the drivers of my printer lost ?

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Ok, hereís the skinny.

I have a dell something.

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3. 00 gb
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My problem is that i am unable to use my cd-rom.

About a year ago my dc-rom took a dump and stopped opening so i just never used it. Well, about 2 months ago i upgraded from xp to win 7. The other day i needed to run an cd and decided to put in a new cd-rom. Took the old out and put the new in. Problem is that even though it is plugged in (long skinny data cable and what appears to be a 3-pring power plug) it wonít work. The cd-rom opens and closes but win 7 wonít recognize it.

Trouble shooting 101: yes, the cd-rom works. I took it out of this out of my last dell pc that it came in. The rom is a sonycd-rw crx216e. After discovering that it wonít work in this pc i put it back in the old dell. Plugged it in, tossed in a cd and bam! Works just fine. Took it back out of that old pc and put it in this pc and nothing. It should be noted the other pc is running xp.

So now iím like ***. So, i decided to plug in the old cd-rom †that came w/ this pc that is broken and reboot. And win 7 still wonít recognize this one either.

Now i donít know when i lost control of my cd-rom because i havenít used it in so long. I donít know if i lost it after installing win 7 or what. I do know i canít get it to work now.

Iíve tried reading forums and canít seem to find a fix. I even tried to run the built in win 7 troubleshooting program and it sayís it is not detecting an optical something or another drive. When i open my device manager it does not show any cd-rom installed.

I even tried going to dell and downloading the latest drivers for the rom, which was last updated in 2004, and running those. End result, nothing.

Anyone got any ideas?


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