iMac 2009 -- all of a sudden disc drive won't work!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eroxx, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    I just went to put a disc in the drive and nothing happened ... I thought maybe a disc was in it, but my computer doesn't show me anything in it, and when I hit eject nothing happens ... ????
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Try doing a PRAM reset and see if it helps. You might have a problem with the optical drive. The optical drive failed on my 2009 Mac-Mini without any warning. In my case, the drive would take in a DVD and then spit it out after about 30 seconds of trying to read it. Apple replaced the drive under my Applecare.
     
  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it won't take anything. It almost feels like something's in there, but I don't think there is. I'll google pram reset

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    Nope, didn't do anything ... is there a manual release so I can know 100% there's nothing in there?
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    When you run Disk Utility does the Superdrive appear in the list of drives?
     
  5. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Well, I suppose that doesn't rule out hardware failure, but it's a step in the right direction. Does Disk Utility show any media inserted in the drive? There is the rare occasion for me when Finder somehow doesn't and I have manually eject from Disk Utility.
     
  7. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like the slot loading mechanism may have failed in which case there won't be much you can do outside of replacement of the drive itself. Do you have Applecare?
     

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