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How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

I just bought the laptop and tried to open the disk drive but gently pushing in the drive does not work. Please help!!

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Fixer
Posts: 116

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

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Wow. According to this..there IS no optical drive or in other words, NO CD/DVD drive.

I should of checked it out closer..

 


http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/NX.M81AA.004

 

"

Storage
Hard Drive Capacity750 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
 

 

Now on the E1-531 there IS a DVD writer, but not on the 522 from what I can tell from

the data sheets. Below is for the 531.

 

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/NX.M9RAA.002

 

"

Storage
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer

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Acer Community Manager
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Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

Hi Everyone,

 

I see pretty consistent traffic to this thread so I'd like to provide a bit of clarification.

 

  1. n2gc was correct, the E1-522-5659 (NX.M81AA.010) does not ship with a optical disk drive, but we do have many E1-522 model's that do. I'll provide a copy of the E1-522's in the US at the bottom.
  2. We want people to have the system configuration that best suites them, but I saw the comment "No CD/DVD. You got ripped off." and that's not true. Each configuration will have it's own price points and generally speaking if CD/DVD drive isn't installed, that doesn't add to the cost of the computer (of course thinner lighter faster sleeker usually costs a bit more Smiley Happy)

Here is a list of US units that I was able to locate just to show that there are some without the DVD drive and many with, you'll need to check the specification on our site as well as the retailer when looking to purchase.

 

Hope this helps,

Cory

 

Specific Model Number Part Number DVD Drive
E1-522-5618 NX.M81AA.001 No
E1-522-5842 NX.M81AA.002 Yes
E1-522-5659 NX.M81AA.004 No
E1-522-5824 NX.M81AA.010 Yes
E1-522-7843 NX.M81AA.011 Yes
E1-522-7820 NX.M81AA.014 Yes
E1-522-7697 NX.M81AA.015 Yes
E1-522-7430 NX.M81AA.016 No
E1-522-3614 NX.M81AA.017 Yes
E1-522-3442 NX.M81AA.018 Yes
E1-522-7415 NX.M81AA.020 Yes
E1-522-3446 NX.M81AA.024 Yes
E1-522-5423 NX.M81AA.025 Yes
E1-522-3813 NX.M81AA.026 Yes
E1-522-3650 NX.M81AA.027 Yes

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Fixer
Posts: 116

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

You may be able to have it open by itself. If you're able to, boot up to

the desktop page. Click on "Computer" in start menu > RIGHT CLICK

DVD DRIVE.  CLICK "EJECT". If all worked right, the optical door should

pop open !

 

If you are running Windows 7 it's easy to get to DVD via "COMPUTER"

in the start menu. If running Windows 8, move over to the right side

of the screen, click search, and type in DVD. It should show up and

then you can right click to "eject"

Troubleshooter
Posts: 18

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

To open it manually stick a paper clip into the hole right next to the eject button. There will be a little resistance because this is a manual release to open it.

New User
Posts: 4

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

no manual release button Smiley Sad looked for weeks!

New User
Posts: 4

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

The Eject on the disktop was grey and did not repond to the mouseSmiley Sad 

Fixer
Posts: 116

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

[ Edited ]

Wow. According to this..there IS no optical drive or in other words, NO CD/DVD drive.

I should of checked it out closer..

 


http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/NX.M81AA.004

 

"

Storage
Hard Drive Capacity750 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
 

 

Now on the E1-531 there IS a DVD writer, but not on the 522 from what I can tell from

the data sheets. Below is for the 531.

 

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datasheet/NX.M9RAA.002

 

"

Storage
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
New User
Posts: 4

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

I could have sworn the display had an open drive...but maybe they sold me the wrong version.. Looked up your link  and it seems I have the wrong one Smiley Sad Got so pulled in by the storage I didnt think to look up this one fact.. Thanks forthe help! I need a disk drive and this one wont do. Still have time to return it and exchange. THANK YOU!! 

Fixer
Posts: 116

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

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Its too bad the model you bought doesn't have the features you wanted but the

good news is that you have time to return it for the model you need.

 

Glad I was able to a bit, and you're most welcome !

 

New User
Posts: 1

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

Is it possible to get a disk drive installed on this model?

Fixer
Posts: 116

Re: How do I open the disk drive for Aspire E1-522? New, no CD inside, no button outside.

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I for one don't know if one could be installed INSIDE the unit as the motherboard may not

have a serial connection built into it to accept the optical drives connection, nor there may

not be room inside for the drive....but....you DO have an option and that would be an external

slim line CD-DVD burner connected via USB 2.0. Here is one that may meet your needs.

 

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136266

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