Massive iBook problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Probie, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Probie macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so today, my iBook superdrive started making really horrid scratching noises when a CD was in it, then taking over 5 minutes to eject it. Then, a few hours later, it started making a similar noise with no CD in it.

    Now, the screen keeps shutting off, until I manuslly pull the battery out, and restart the computer.

    Battery charge is NOT a problem

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    #2
    Thanks?
    Run, don't walk to the nearest Apple store and turn that sucker in. Hope you have a warrany.
     
  3. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    I agree, take it to Apple, sounds like the sd is going
    if you don't have apple care.....
    time to look into saving for the new macbook maybe?





    [off topic - 200th post - woot, only took 4 years:D ]
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    As others have said, go to the Apple Store and ask for H-E-L-P. :eek: The problem sounds beyond the scope of MR (at least, beyond my scope). :)
     
  5. discoforce macrumors 6502a

    discoforce

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    I agree with everyone: Get it to some professional support.

    BUT BEFORE THAT: Backup anything you want to keep!

    Sounds like you can't save things to CD/DVDs anymore, so I'd use a flash drive, email, ipod, or anything else you can think of because the solution may be to throw away your current drive... :eek:
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    Good call discoforce, because if you fail to back your data up before sending your iBook in for repair, you will most likely lose all of your data.
     

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