Disk Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Keysmark, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Keysmark macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Computer: New mid 2010 27" iMac 2.8 GHZ Intel Core i5

    I was using Handbrake to make a MPG-4 file from an a 10 yr old DVD on which I had made a video of a trip I had taken.

    Handbrake could not complete the job and I had a very hard time ejecting the disk from the drive.

    I was finally able to eject it by re-starting my computer while holding down the eject key, a method I found by searching the web.

    Everything seems to be OK except, when I re-start my computer, the disk drive hums quite loudly and then shuts down as the computer boots up. This never happened before.

    Any suggestions?


  2. Keysmark thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Well, I seem to have fixed my problem.

    I took a DVD that I knew was OK, put it in the drive and played it for a few seconds. Then I stopped it, closed out iDVD, & then ejected the disk. It ejected without a problem.

    I then re-started my computer and, Voila!, it was fixed.

    I would still like to know what had happened.

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