'07 Mackbook, not starting up correctly, DVD Drive sinking

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cowbellallen, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. cowbellallen macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    My Macbook has decided to stop starting up correctly. Most of the time, I can't get past the gray startup screen, but if I'm able to type in a password, it just timeouts and eventually turns off.

    I thought about re-installing OSX, only to find that the Superdrive I never use has somehow sunk into the case. I try to put a CD in, but unless I angle it, it hits some sort of barrier. If I angle a CD into it, I can push firmly to get the CD in, but it sounds like it would do damage.

    Any ideas? I was able to use a Firewire cable to login for a moment and see my home folder, but now I can't get back in.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I think that your best possibility is to go to Apple and see what they can do for it.
  3. cowbellallen thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    Totally outta warranty, though, and I'm a college student with no money whatsoever.

    Can't believe I used a K in the title, my bad.
  4. cowbellallen thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    I popped the OSX install disc into my dad's iMac..... I hit the restart button, but the computer just restarts itself every 15 seconds instread of loading up from the CD.:confused:

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