Disk automatically ejects within 30 seconds of being put in

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

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jun 16, 2008
    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

    Mar 13, 2012
    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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