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mooneyes302
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Registered: ‎08-18-2013
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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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n2gc
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎08-03-2013

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"

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DrkBluePenguin
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎08-11-2013

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.

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mooneyes302
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Registered: ‎08-18-2013

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

no manual release button :smileysad: looked for weeks!

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mooneyes302
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Registered: ‎08-18-2013

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 mouse:smileysad: 

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n2gc
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Registered: ‎08-03-2013

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
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mooneyes302
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Registered: ‎08-18-2013

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 :smileysad: 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!! 

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n2gc
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎08-03-2013

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

[ Edited ]

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 !

 

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joeyounglove
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Registered: ‎09-18-2013

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?

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n2gc
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎08-03-2013

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

[ Edited ]

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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