iBook CD Drive slightly warped...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Chrismcfall, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Chrismcfall Suspended

    Aug 10, 2006
    I noticed it the other day, now CD's wont go in it at all :(
    Any quick way to fix it?
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    the plastic part, or the metal frame part?

    if you meant the metal part, use a small flat tip ( - ) in the middle of the drive and turn it 90 degrees ( | ) to spread the frame apart. couple time starting at center and then working out from side to side towards the edge.

    plastic part, i guess you could trim some plastic out of the way with a razor/knife or something. best of luck.
  3. Chrismcfall thread starter Suspended

    Aug 10, 2006
    Yeah its the plastic part on the outside.
    Do i really need that?
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    The plastic is actually molded into the aluminum support behind it. It's useful as you can see the the felt that keeps dust out of your optical drive so it is important.

    I'm looking at a spare I have now :).

    But yes, as what 4JNA mentioned a flat headed screw driver wrapped with electrical tape so you don't scratch anything is your best bet for opening it up.

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