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Old 01-27-2020, 09:11 AM   #1
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I have an acer aspire s5 notebook. It has no button on the right side where the cd disk is located. How can it be opened with no button. This has been frustrating as I didn't get any help from Acer customer contact. Thank yo in advance for any help in this matter.
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If you see a pin hole in the front of the drawer, try pushing a pin or straightened out paperclip in the hole and push.

This method would open the drawer even without any power to the laptop.
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If you see a pin hole in the front of the drawer, try pushing a pin or straightened out paperclip in the hole and push.

This method would open the drawer even without any power to the laptop
There is no pin hole or button at or near cd disk drawer. I think there must be something on the keyboard to open it? The manual shows right side of notebook as having a button to open cd disk, but on this computer there is none. Very puzzling. I called Acer but they told to bring it to Best Buy or Staples to look at it. So much for customer care. Needless to say I will not buy another Acer in the future.
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take picture and post it to your next post. take picture of keyboard and cd drive area


EDIT: are you sure even has a cd drive?
EDIT:2 go to device manager is their a dvd/cd drive listed?
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I don't think it has a CD/DVD drive, some of our laptops don't have one and they come with a piece of plastic which acts as a filler (with no slit or no buttons) to avoid a vent that could accumulate dust.
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I tried taking pictures of keyboard and right side of notebook, but the photos were not discernable. But, I can assure you there are no pinholes or buttons near cd disk drive. I went to Device manager and scrolled down to Dvd/CD Rome drive and all drives are working properly, except I can not open CD disk tray. All the best, Paul
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please take a screen shot of device manager and post it please
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I don't think it has a CD/DVD drive, some of our laptops don't have one and they come with a piece of plastic which acts as a filler (with no slit or no buttons) to avoid a vent that could accumulate dust.
If it is a blank, at least you know a cd/dvd rom could be added if you wanted.
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Acer Aspire S5 is an ultrabook. You don't get a CD drive on those. You're looking at a different product's manual.
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You all were right. There is no DVD/CD- Rom drives in this computer. I bought this notebook in 2017 to replace existing Dell notebook with which I was having issues. I was able to clear issues, so I put Acer on the shelf. I started to use it to replace my wife' HP notebook which was over ten years old. This is when I discovered CD problem when I tried to open CD to download printer. Right now I'm feeling kind of foolish buying a computer without CD drive. I would like to thank everyone for your help and apologize for wasting your time. I will close out thread.

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No problemo Señor. In the future very few computers will have an optical drive.
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In the future very few computers will have an optical drive.
Personally, I'd say that future is here, and definitely for laptops.

I had trouble finding models with optical drives several years ago when doing shopping for laptops. Desktops are more likely to ship with them, but I expect that fewer and fewer of those will, either.

You can still source external optical drives, though, if you have a need for one. I have a now ancient LiteOn unit that I intend to hold on to since it still works perfectly and I anticipate the disappearance of optical drives entirely from the consumer market in a few short years.
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Now where do I insert my 5¼ floppy? Smart remarks not requested.
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Again thank you all for your input. I will look into external optical dive, since I still get my music from Library CD,s. I know it is going to be obsolete one day but hopefully not in the too distant future, as I am 77.

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Again thank you all for your input. I will look into external optical dive, since I still get my music from Library CD,s. I know it is going to be obsolete one day but hopefully not in the too distant future, as I am 77.

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Yeah, external ones are pretty cheap these days. You'll get a good quality writer for less than $30 dollars, and probably even cheaper for just a ROM drive.
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Can I please reply with a Smart remark ? Can I ? Can I ? Please....
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But if you insist.. I have an old original build 2000 Win2000 computer with a working 5-1/4, 3-1/2, and 2 cd-rom drives.. I had a friend who was an author, and used a really old system originally to edit his books.. Dos based text editor.. and all stored on 5-1/4's.. so I resurrected a working version, extracted all the files and saved to CD's for him... so send them here.....
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go buy an external usb dvd drive, then set laptop bios to boot from usb which it will only do if a system or game disk is left in drive.
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But if you insist.. I have an old original build 2000 Win2000 computer with a working 5-1/4, 3-1/2, and 2 cd-rom drives.. I had a friend who was an author, and used a really old system originally to edit his books.. Dos based text editor.. and all stored on 5-1/4's.. so I resurrected a working version, extracted all the files and saved to CD's for him... so send them here.....
WAS an author.... did his drive go to silicon heaven?
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