Disk automatically ejects within 30 seconds of being put in

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Doju, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    I have a Mac mini from 2009 or 2010 (before the aluminium redesign) with a superdrive, and the optical drive has always worked very well, but recently whenever you put in a disk (say a movie that we rented) it'll immediately pop out, which is really inconvenient.

    I tried blowing compressed air into the optical drive but it didn't seem to help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Does it do that with all disks, or only certain ones? Have you tested it with the Mac OS X install disk that came with your Mac?
     
  3. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, I have not. So far I've only tried blank DVDs and assumedly DRM'd movies that we own.

    I'll try that though, thanks.
     
  4. Mandrake! macrumors member

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    I've got the same Mini that had the same problem. The superdrive stopped reading CD's and made a funny clicking noise with DVD's before spitting them back out.
    I fixed it by using a drive cleaning disk we have. The disk has little brushes on the underside, and I just let it spin for a couple of minutes. It works fine now.
    Hope this helps.
     

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