I'm having trouble with the cd/dvd drive on my mac notebook

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by thecalicocat, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. thecalicocat macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009
    Hi, I wasn't sure where to put this thread, sorry if its in the wrong place.
    I just bought a new mac notebook, and the cd/dvd drive won't open. It did a few times and it made a horrible almost grinding noise, and I have a cd in there now but it won't open. I'd hate to have to send it back since I just got it but I'm afraid I have to. Does anyone know what I could do about it? Thanks for your interest :)
  2. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    If you're talking about the drive itself (like a tray) it's not supposed to open. It's a slot load drive, you just slide the CD into the slot, like a car CD player if you've ever used one. There's no tray that pops out.
  3. momo.786 macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2009
    South Africa
    Also remember that you need to hold down the eject button for a few seconds...then you will see the eject "picture" on the screen, similar to what you see when changing the volume.

    If that doesnt help...have a look at this: http://guides.macrumors.com/Force_Eject_a_Stuck_CD_or_DVD

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