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Old 04-15-2009, 07:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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no.its a laptop,dont have another
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok.

So when you insert a movie DVD, does the icon in My Computer change at all? Does it even recognise the fact that there's a disc there?

I'm just trying to work out if the DVD side of the laser is working...
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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no,it does npot change or recognise the dvd,but it will play cds
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Found this on the Optiarc site:
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Also note that our firmware updates are not compatible with those provided by OEM vendors (Sony Optiarc drives pre-installed by the PC manufacturers e.g. HP, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Apple etc.). You may damage your drive if you flash it with incompatible firmware.
Did you get your firmware update from Optiarc or Acer?
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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could not find any on acer site,downloaded dx14 from internet ,not sure what site,it said it was for the optiarc ad-7560a
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What model laptop is it?
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:15 AM   #17 (permalink)
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acer 5520 model icw50
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
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From what I've read, the DX14 firmware should work fine with your drive.

Did the problem start exactly at the point you downgraded from Vista to XP?
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yes it did
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What drivers are you using for the drive currently?
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