DVD drive in iMac ejects nearly every disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marcel-v, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    Hi guys, can anyone help me with this problem? It's only started happening in the last week but my warranty has ran out. What solutions are there other than having a tech guy pull the machine apart?

    Cheers, Marcel
  2. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    which iMac version ? could you try normal CDs?

    I'm not sure it's faulty SuperDrive but if it is go to ifixit.com it has guides and spare parts for all mac computers
  3. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    Yeah unfortunately it ejects all discs. Is there a way to clean it?
  4. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    Too bad you don't have AppleCare. The SuperDrive in my mid-2007 iMac started doing this, too. The replacement cost, including labor, of $446 was completely covered by AppleCare.
  5. andrewsky macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    im sure today it is better

    im haveing the same problem ,imac seems to make it hard to fix easy problems but today the internet has all kinds of free fix its..just need to find witch one
  6. bdavidbsr macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2010
    Possible fix

    Try holding your finger over the slot as the DVD ejects. It should go back in and boot up. Worked for me and it's better than a $400 repair bill.

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