2 year old pushed paper into dvd drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by johnnycanal, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. johnnycanal macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    #1
    My son pushed an unknown quantity of small paper tags (used on xmas presents) into the dvd drive. Now the drive doesn't work.

    Any suggestions?

    Or am I packing this up and sending it to Apple

    ?
     
  2. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Location:
    Your girlfriends place
    #3
    I would probably just purchase a new dvd drive and install it myself. Is it currently under warranty?
     
  3. Solemony macrumors 6502

    Solemony

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    Wonderland
    #4
    Might be a good idea to send it to apple and have them take it out and see if any damage are made.
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Location:
    Scotland
    #5
    I don't think Apple warranty covers "accidental" physical damage somehow...

    Just take the machine apart and the remove the optical drive - the gift tags will fall out.

    Lots of instructions at ifixit.com.
     
  5. Heimlich macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    #6
    Yeah first thing I would do is call Apple. I think theyd take care of you.
    If it's gonna be any hassle then you might want to think of taking a look at it yourself.
     
  6. iDAG macrumors 65816

    iDAG

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Location:
    Athens, Ohio
    #7
    I would agree with this. I think the people at your local Apple Store would be understanding if it is a two year old boy and it is only paper in the drive. :)
     
  7. johnnycanal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    #8
    Thanks...

    I am headed to my in-laws tomorrow and my father-in-law and his two sons like to take stuff apart - maybe we will attempt to open the case and see if they indeed do fall out...

    We took the steering column apart on my wife's car last Christmas to fix a fussy turn signal.

    Don't want to send it to Apple unless I have to, maybe this will work...
     
  8. JackMaurer macrumors member

    JackMaurer

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
  9. eman macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Location:
    In the great white north
    #10
    Pull the optical drive and dump the tags out . Instruction as stated can be found at ifixit.com to disassemble macbook.
     
  10. JG271 macrumors 6502a

    JG271

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #11
    Possibly try a very small pair of tweezers first? Be sure to keep them very straight though, you wouldn't want to damage anything!
     
  11. Vulcan macrumors 65816

    Vulcan

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #12
    Maybe if you took it to the Genius Bar they would be able to remove it?
     
  12. jdwingnut macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Location:
    In the Redwoods, California
    #13
    Good thing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich won't fit there, but Ritz crackers will :eek:

    Sorry for your mishap with your son. Hope you get it working soon.
     
  13. richorlin macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    #14
    Keep the laptop - get rid of the kid. LOL
     

Share This Page