iMac G3 CD Tray Stuck Closed

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AlexDemoted, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. AlexDemoted macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so the old 1st Gen iMac G3s don't have disc trays. They have tray-less drives much similar to current iMacs. I'm guessing my iMac "thinks" there is a disc in there. The safety tabs are snapped towards the front to prevent another disc from being inserted but I am absolutely positive there is no disc in there. Is there a way to reset those safety tabs?

    Extra info: Whenever I boot up the iMac it immediately runs through eject mode like it's trying to get rid of a disc. Then I guess it gives up after about 5 to 8 seconds. When the computer is off I can insert a disc into the drive but as I said as soon as I boot up the iMac it spits it out. I'm stumped. I've never been into disc drives. Too many springs and plastic moving parts =/ Yuck! Can anyone help me out?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The first G3 iMacs had a tray drive. The newer G3 iMacs have a slot loading drive. You'll have to disassemble the iMac then the drive to reset it.
     
  3. AlexDemoted thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've already disassembled it and I have removed the disc drive. I'm not looking forward to this =/ I feel I'm gonna **** something up. I hope there's a youtube video on how to do it or something...
     

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