Macbook grinding cd and won't boot

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by VE3NEF, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. VE3NEF macrumors member

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    Hi,


    I have a macbook that won't eject a cd or boot up. I try turning it on, but all it does is make the start up sound and make grinding sounds as it tries to read the cd. All I get is a blank grey screen.

    I've tried holding the trackpad and eject button on boot up, but nothing happens. What else can I try?


    Thanks a lot!


    VE3NEF
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Sounds like the CD may not be mounted on the spindle properly. You can try turning the laptop on it's side and gently shaking/tapping the computer...that may free the disc.
     
  3. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    If that doesnt fix it, you could also attempt sliding a very thin, not-sharp piece of metal or paper inside to see if you can get it to "hit" anything.
     
  4. VE3NEF thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome! thanks so much. I slid a piece of plastic in the drive, and the dvd came out. Now the comp boots up again.

    The gf is gonna love me.
     

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