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biohazard6969
Jun 3, 2005, 11:45 PM
ok, so i try to put in the cd for close combat for a quick game befoere i go to sleep and i push it in halfway, and all of a sudden it just won't go in any farther, i'm not stupid so i didn't try and force it, i rebooted, holding down the mouse to force eject any disk that might have been in there but nothing came oout. i tried again. its as if there is something in there that is blocking it, but its not like i can see inside it.....any thoughts? lol this is a little bit far fetch'd

biohazard6969
Jun 4, 2005, 06:48 PM
anyone? not even an IDEA as to why this is happening?

dotdotdot
Jun 4, 2005, 07:00 PM
(go to an Apple store...)

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 4, 2005, 07:07 PM
Does anything (other then your HD(s), e.g. a CD) show up in Disk Utility?

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 4, 2005, 07:10 PM
Another thought: Try the Eject menu. You find it at /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/Eject.menu (and you can just cmd-drag it of the menu when you're done with it).

(You have tried all the usual wonder drugs, repairing permissions etc., right...?)

biohazard6969
Jun 4, 2005, 07:30 PM
ok, yea i forgot to mention that i know i didn't have a cd in there, there is nothing showing up in disk utility, and i've done like everything. this is really weird because i can put a cd in normally about halfway before i feel it hit somethign.....this shouldn't be hapopening, i have done nothing wrong.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 4, 2005, 07:34 PM
Oooh... that doesn't sound too good. I think maybe you should take dotx3's advice and see if an Apple Service Center might have an idea... Are you still under warranty (or do you have Apple Care, perhaps)...?

jestershinra
Jun 4, 2005, 07:49 PM
Oooh... that doesn't sound too good. I think maybe you should take dotx3's advice and see if an Apple Service Center might have an idea... Are you still under warranty (or do you have Apple Care, perhaps)...?

Good advice. To the OP- take it in. Don't risk voiding your warranty; you've pretty much done what you can do now. We had this exact thing come in to work a while ago, it turned out the drive had died. These things happen.

mymemory
Jun 4, 2005, 08:36 PM
I have a 12" PB that use to bend all the time and the CDs get stuck in there. I just bend the PB again so it can come out. That is just my experience.

biohazard6969
Jun 4, 2005, 08:51 PM
how could this have anything to do with the hard drive!? i can't put a CD in, theres likke something blocking it, but i didn't put anythign in it....this is by far the most puzzling mac related probblem i've ever had to deal with and it vetter have a simple answer, i'm gonna take it in on monday, but i can't go to apple store, i'll go to this mac repair place i know of....i dunno if its still under warranty, but i know i don't have applecare, i dun even know wat it is

OnceUGoMac
Jun 4, 2005, 09:12 PM
I had the exact same problem a few months ago with my iBook. I called Apple and they replaced the drive for me. Good luck.

sacear
Jun 4, 2005, 09:51 PM
how could this have anything to do with the hard drive!? i can't put a CD in, theres likke something blocking it, but i didn't put anythign in it....this is by far the most puzzling mac related probblem i've ever had to deal with and it vetter have a simple answer, i'm gonna take it in on monday, but i can't go to apple store, i'll go to this mac repair place i know of....i dunno if its still under warranty, but i know i don't have applecare, i dun even know wat it isI don't see that anyone said anything about the hard drive. Everyone, even jestershinra, is referring to the CD/DVD drive. Your "CD/DVD" drive might have died, not your "hard" drive (in this case). Meaning that it no longer works, so that is why you cannot put a CD into the drive. And by drive, I mean the CD/DVD drive.

BTW, you have all that Apple gear that is in your signature and you don't know what Apple Care is? That doesn't seem right. Something seems fishy.

biohazard6969
Jun 4, 2005, 10:33 PM
I don't see that anyone said anything about the hard drive. Everyone, even jestershinra, is referring to the CD/DVD drive. Your "CD/DVD" drive might have died, not your "hard" drive (in this case). Meaning that it no longer works, so that is why you cannot put a CD into the drive. And by drive, I mean the CD/DVD drive.

BTW, you have all that Apple gear that is in your signature and you don't know what Apple Care is? That doesn't seem right. Something seems fishy.

ok, first of all, sorry about the hd/cd-dvd drive thing, guess i didnt' read it carefully enough. and all that 'apple gear' has been bought for me. between 2 houses and a cottage a have quite a few computers and i never needed to worry about payment of repairs or upkeep

sacear
Jun 5, 2005, 12:36 AM
ok, first of all, sorry about the hd/cd-dvd drive thing, guess i didnt' read it carefully enough. and all that 'apple gear' has been bought for me. between 2 houses and a cottage a have quite a few computers and i never needed to worry about payment of repairs or upkeepMust be nice.

UTB_Avid
Jun 5, 2005, 12:41 AM
ok, first of all, sorry about the hd/cd-dvd drive thing, guess i didnt' read it carefully enough. and all that 'apple gear' has been bought for me. between 2 houses and a cottage a have quite a few computers and i never needed to worry about payment of repairs or upkeep

I wish someone would give me five macs for free. :D

zach
Jun 5, 2005, 12:51 AM
Hm.

What you're describing sounds exactly like what happens when you try to put a disk in while the machine's asleep...

That leads me to believe your drive firmware is messed up, and not recognizing your computer as being awake/on/whatever. Try finding some other firmware on the web and downloading and applying that (if you're willing to take risks), and maybe that will solve your problem.