MacBook DVD Drive Compressed...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lynkynpark86, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. lynkynpark86 macrumors 6502

    I've always heard that you should hold the MacBook by the "port" side, which I generally do. But over the years, it's been slowly compressing, and today I noticed it's finally closed enough that it's a task to remove the disk. Is there anything I can do to fix this without buying a replacement?
  2. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    A replacement what ?

    There is a "letterbox" type metal part on the right side of the bottomcase which will probably be a bit squashed or crushed now.

    The best way is to remove the top case and the optical drive and then gently uncrush it with a very wide flat headed screwdriver. Instructions for disassembly on ifixitcom.

    It is not that bad a job to do even if you have never taken a laptop apart before. The optical drive itself will normally be fine.
  3. lynkynpark86 thread starter macrumors 6502

    My laptop is state property. Is it safe and simple enough in this case?
  4. Mikeske macrumors newbie


    Jan 14, 2012
    Do not touch it. Take to your repair people that the state has. You can be held liable to damage to state property if your repair fails.

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