optical drive won't grab disc

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by spinderellaok, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. spinderellaok macrumors newbie

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    can someone enlighten me, i recently converted to mac, everythings been going great until now. suddenly the cd slot won't grad a disc. i haven't dropped it or anything. I was in the process of getting ready to burn a dvd, when i loaded the dvd it asked for a blank one. when i tried to load another disc it simply wouldn't grad it and continues to do so.
    please help
     
  2. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    To ask the obvious, you did eject the previous DVD, yes?
     
  3. spinderellaok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i was pretty sure i did, but can't be certain now since it was a couple of hours ago
    theres no disc showing in finder
     
  4. TheVandit macrumors member

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    u definately pushed it all the way in til your finger touched the side?
     
  5. spinderellaok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i try to put a disc in it goes in half way but the superdrive won't grab it. surely it wouldn't go in at all if there was a disc in it. someone help pleeease,:(
     
  6. spinderellaok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just tried pushing a disc in all the way but it gets a bit forceful, then makes a few noise but nothing happens. drive still non responsive
     
  7. Doodledoo macrumors regular

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    This happened to me before - there is a disc still in the machine. I know there are a whole bunch of solutions for removing discs that "aren't there" (Finder doesn't recognize them) but I don't know of them specifically. Anyone?
     
  8. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Im hope you didn't already have one in the drive as had been suggested...
    Try holding the eject button down on re-start.
    Otherwise you probably just jammed the hell out of it with 2 discs & you will have to replace the drive.:(
     
  9. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, yeah, I think you can also hold the mouse down on re-start also, (if you have a mouse anyway).
     
  10. spinderellaok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just opened up disc utility and it says their is no media present. tried the mouse and rebooting and all that, drive doesn't even make a sound. only have it a month would it be covered under warrenty?
     

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