Powerful disk eject with Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mysterytramp, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    Sometimes when I eject a CD or DVD from my Mac mini, the disk comes out flying, like the way cartoon toasters spit out bread. Not always, just sometimes.

    Anything to worry about?

    mt
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Only if you like to watch the disc eject from a short distance.
     
  3. rtrt macrumors 6502a

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    literally laughed out loud :)
     
  4. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    that reminded me of the book of bunny suicides with the ABBA record. oh dear
     
  5. mysterytramp thread starter macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    Really good joke ... but seriously, is there any reason to be concerned?

    The reason I ask is I had an iMac DV that presented the same problem shortly before it decided it wouldn't eject anything.

    And I promise, I'm watching my disks eject from a safe distance, with proper safety equipment.

    mt
     
  6. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

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    Has it just started doing this recently, or has it been doing it intermittently since you got it? Also, if you are able to post a video of this phenomenon, I think we'd get a kick out of seeing it! :D
     
  7. mysterytramp thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not THAT funny. It just spits the disk out onto the desk, sometimes the disk is still spinning. It would be painful to, yes, watch the disk eject from a short distance, but nothing a little Neosporin and a Band-Aid won't fix. No need to call the paramedics.

    It seems to be a recent phenomenon, maybe in the last several months.

    No digital video camera, but maybe I can use my cell phone.

    mt
     

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