MacBook DVD Drive Compressed...

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

  1. lynkynpark86 macrumors 6502

    #1
    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

    logana

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    #2
    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

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

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    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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