Disfunctioning CD drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eh57393, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. eh57393 macrumors newbie

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    My cd drive will not accept discs. They will go in, but it feels forced, and then the computer doesn't recognize them. Any quick fixes?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It would help if you gave some information about what kind of computer you're using, what operating system, etc.
     
  3. eh57393 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I have the same problem on a PowerBook G4. I took it in to get looked at, since it appeared that the drive hardware broke somehow.

    What was happening to me was this: First, the drive would spit out any disc I inserted. Then, it wouldn't even accept the disc, and "feels forced" when I try to put it in, exactly like you describe.

    One thing that can cause this is a foreign object or miniature disc stuck in the drive - slot-loading SuperDrives don't like the miniature discs too much.
     
  5. eh57393 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did your powerbook have to be sent off to fix the problem?
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Yes it did. :(
     

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