Optical Drive in Acer® TravelMate Laptop
Acer TravelMate was released by Acer as a series of laptop computers. The laptop was released for the sole purpose of business application. Acer TravelMate comes in a variety of series. The system comes loaded with the needed operating system which does include the Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® Vista or even the latest Microsoft® Windows® 7. These series of laptops comes with the latest Intel® Processors, large RAM memories, and huge hard disk volume. There are many devices integrated on the laptop such as USB ports, VGA ports for external monitors, optical drives and much more to improve the functionality of the laptop.
- Role of optical driver on Acer TravelMate
- Faulty firmware
- Check for faulty hardware
- The optical drive performs only reading
Role of optical driver on Acer TravelMate
The optical drive is a part of the system that allows you to use the laser light to read the data that is burnt into optical discs. The data that is burnt into the disc such as the CD and the DVD can be read with the optical drive of the laptop. There are different types of optical drives that are available for the system, depending on the need and the use we can classify them into readers as well as writers. Readers can only read the data that is written on discs but the writers can be used to write the data into a certain optical disc. The optical drive can burn different types of disc with different capacity; they can be classified as the CD and DVD or even Blu-ray Disc burners or readers.
The optical drive functions on the system with the help of device drivers. An improper device driver on the system will result in the laptop having errors in either reading the data on the disc. The device drivers are normally made available with the laptop, if any device driver is found to produce mistakes or errors with the disc then the drivers can be downloaded and reinstalled on the laptop. Upgrade to the latest version of the software to ensure that the system is running with the compatible firmware.
Check the optical drive to see if there is any faulty hardware. If any fault is found in the hardware. Contact the Acer vendor to see to it that the optical drive is fixed. The hardware faults on the system cannot be resolved easily. The hardware faults may lead the optical drive to be changed. Faults may occurs with the spinning motor or laser light or any other moving parts, this may occur over time and longer use of the drive in the system.
There may be a fault with the optical drive which allows it to only read a disc and not write any data. A corrupt driver may be the reason this may happen. Reinstalling and upgrading the drivers will provide the system with the functionality of writing the data into the disc. Certain older optical drives do not support the writing of the data into all kinds of writeable media. The type of discs that are permitted must be checked before the data is written into the disc.