Dropped my MacBrook Pro/Superdrive Out of Whack?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macgirl89, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. macgirl89 macrumors member

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    Hey, everybody. I fell asleep last night next to my computer. It was on and the lid was open, and it fell about 2 feet onto my carpet and landed on the back of the screen. I have a case on it and there aren't any scratches or dents. It did make a little noise coming from the right side when I first tried to use it again, and when I restarted it, it would not start up by itself. But! I tried to restart again and then it did work.

    I checked Disk Utility and the hard drive "appears to be OK." I checked TechTool Deluxe and everything passed. I'm doing the (long and arduous) Surface Scan now. It's over a quarter of the way done and there are 0 errors.

    The ONLY problem is that the superdrive seems to be out of whack. When I inserted a CD, the CD felt like it was hitting something. I had to maneuver the CD in order to get it passed whatever it was hitting. After I did this, it was able to go in all the way and the computer naturally tried to "grab" it, but I didn't allow that because I don't want it to get stuck when trying to eject.

    Does it sound like something might have popped out of place? I have absolutely no experience with taking apart computers. I know iFixit has tutorials on how to do this, but I just want to know if it's necessary. Any advice on what to do, computer experts?
     
  2. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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    You can either go to the applestore and pay for the repair. If it's just knocked out of place maybe it wont be too much. If you need a new drive....

    Or you can follow the iFixit guide and see what the inside looks like, but only if youre confident enough to do that.
     
  3. elleana macrumors regular

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    It might be a bit of a stretch to disassemble the superdrive though. Best to take it to a genius to have it checked out.
     
  4. peapody macrumors 68040

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    I dunno it sounds like something is just out of place because the cd drive is still trying to make a grab at it. Of course you can't be for sure unless you pop it open. It is pretty easy to open up the computer to see. What I would imagine is the problem is some how the cd drive is no longer tightened in place..
     

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