iMac Disc Spitting!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ClarkeB, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. ClarkeB macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2005
    This problem has just started. When I eject a disc, instead of just staying in the area of the optical drive, the CD is pushed out rapidly and ends up going between my desk and my wall (I moved it after the fifth disc). What should I do to resolve this issue? Could it be because I opened my iMac today to remove a stick of RAM? Should I run TechTools?

  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    I know there have been threads about this problem before, but I can't seem to find the magic search terms to draw them out. It's the drive, now you know why slot loaders are usually horizontally mounted :) Get in touch with Apple or buy a nice catcher's mitt.
  3. doucy2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    i have a brand new catchers mit almost
    but it not for sale, sorry man
    report this to apple maby they will fix it
  4. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    This reminds me of a story my friend told me. His old iMac locked up so he inserted the restore disc. It ate the restore disc and still wouldn't boot. So after about a week of it not booting, he just punched it really hard. The disc came out and the thing booted flawlessly. I was in tears after I heard that.
  5. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Wow. You don't hear that everyday.

    To answer the question - this a definite "must call Apple" solution.
  6. stevietheb macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2004
    My iMac G5 spits disks too...I'd say that about 50-60% of the time, my iMac spits the disc all the way out.

    Do let me know if you find a solution.
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Symptomes: Overactive springy thingy in optical drive.

    Cure: Surgery at an AppleCare center.

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