CD/DVD drive rejecting CDs and DVDs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gussy44, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. gussy44 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I recently came back from a holiday to find that my CD/DVD drive on my intel iMac has stopped working properly. If i put any sort of CD or DVD in the slot in makes a few sounds a just pops it back out about 3 seconds later.
    Any ideas on what i could try to get it working again. Maybe reinstalling firmware or something.
    Any help would be awesome!
     
  2. dogg macrumors regular

    dogg

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    #2
    I had the exact same problem some months ago on my Mac Mini. Every time i took it to the Apple Store to get it checked out it would start working again!!!

    I reinstalled OSX and the problems stopped. I haven't had a problem since. I know its a bit extreme but it worked.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. gussy44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i would consider reinstalling osx but i need to be able to use the cds that osx comes on. how did you get around this?
     
  4. jpvaz macrumors member

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    Had the same problem about 4 month's ago.

    Solution: take the machine to Apple and get the Superdrive replaced.

    P.S.: If you search the Apple Oficial Forum on they're web site you will find a article saying that after a system update some drives refused to work (read/record or boath) and would be replaced at zero cost.
     
  5. dogg macrumors regular

    dogg

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    Remote install OSX.

    If you don't have 2 Mac's then i would go with what the OP suggested.
     

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