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

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

  1. cowbellallen macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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