HELP - CD won't open on an iBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Zaid, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Zaid macrumors 6502

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    #1
    The cd drive on my ibook refuses to open when i press the eject key. the eject symbol comes up on screen, and any cd/dvd in the drive ummounts but the actual drive won't open.

    If i manually eject the drive (by putting a pin into the eject hole) it opens up no problem. So I don't think its a hardware problem (or is it?)

    Anyone had this problem before, any suggestions?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    have you tried booting up the computer with the mouse button held down? if that doesn't help, i think you have a hardward issue

    reality
     
  3. Zaid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what was suppossed to happen when booting with the mouse button held down, it looked like a normal boot.

    The CD still won't eject.

    Also i forgot to add that when trying to ejct the CD when there is a disc mounted, the system makes this beep sound
     
  4. ryme4reson macrumors 6502

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    If you restart the computer with the mouse button held down from the beginning, then the CD media should eject. If it doesnt, then its most likely a hardware problem.
     

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