iMac auto ejecting every disc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kekule, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. kekule macrumors newbie

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    So my new iMac is now refusing to accept any disc. Whenever I insert a disc (I've tried several clean discs) it is automatically spit back out. The drive had been working earlier today. Any ideas?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Blank discs, commercial discs, CDs, DVDs... They're all being rejected?
     
  3. kekule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I've tried dvd movies, music cd's, the OS X installation disc.
     
  4. kekule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only thing that's happened recently is downloading the iMovie update. I imagine that's a coincidence, but it seems so strange I was able to play a dvd earlier in the day and now this.
     
  5. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I've dealt with this one before. Dead optical drive. Take it in to an apple store, or call 1-800-MY-APPLE.

    Steve
     
  6. kekule thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Umm, I hate to mention this but are you sure the disc is facing the proper way? I only mention this because when I got my new iMac, I put a disc in the wrong way (its my first mac and I didn't know which way the label should face:eek:) and it ejected.

    I hope you can get it worked out.
     
  10. kekule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :) Yes it is facing the right way. Although just to be sure I've tried it both ways... Thanks though.

    Dang, I'm not looking forward to dragging this 24" monster to the store. How do they do returns thru 1-800-US-APPLE?
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think they'll send you out a box... Good luck! :)
     
  12. nickpro macrumors regular

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    yep, your drive is definitely dead, same thing happened to my ibook
     
  13. stuff99 macrumors 6502

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    so i guess its just a crapshoot if the drive dies or if you get shipped a good drive?
     
  14. DigitalJeff macrumors newbie

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    Today, exactly the same thing happend here with my 24" imac!
    Still hope it's a software problem...
     

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