ibook cd drive problem!!!

Pistol Pete

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Jan 6, 2005
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well i just got this ibook today, i purchased it from someone else.

when i go to put the install disc in the drive it doesnt go in.

first i think there is another cd in, but there isnt!

so i grab a blank cd and slowly force it in, when the cd is flush with the ibook it sucks it right in but makes a crunching noise. i figured that is really bad!

well the cd plays fine and i removed to to see that there are no visible scratches that have been added to the disc.

so then i put in the install disc and now i am reinstalling the os just fine.

so my questions are:

have any of you heard of this before?
what is wrong with it?
can i open the drive up and see myself?

please help!

Thanks in advance!
Peter
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Weird. I've got an iBook G4 and an iMac G5 too and have no problems with inserting disks. Maybe take it to an Apple Store or back to where you bought it to get it checked out.

By the way, congratulations on the purchase. :D
 

Pistol Pete

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Jan 6, 2005
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California
haha thanks for the congrats,

can or will apple do anything about it?

its more than a year old...

what are my options?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Well, the iBook's new, right? Or did you get it second hand? If one of your machines is still under warrantee it might be worthwhile taking it in and seeing what they have to say about it. To be honest, it's kind of weird that you've got two Macs with the same relatively rare problem. The Apple people may be able to suggest something we've all overlooked.
 

Pistol Pete

macrumors 6502a
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Jan 6, 2005
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California
my ibook is second hand and it is the only one with the problem.it is an 800mhz ibook

my imac is fine and was only using it to compare.

any more advice would be appreciated!

Thanks