Stuck CD | Can't insert CD's | Optical Drive making noises

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mac., Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Mac. macrumors 6502

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    A CD got stuck in my optical drive a week ago. I went to burn a CD last night and totally forgot about the 'stuck' CD, so I ended up with 2 stuck discs.

    I had no luck fishing them out with paper clips and credit cards, so I decided to dissemble the iMac and take them out manually.

    Having succeeded, I turned on my iMac to see if everything was okay.

    The machine is running smoothly, but I have 2 problems; I can no longer insert CD's into the Optical Drive; and there is a annoying sound coming from the drive 5-6 times a minute.

    Here's a video of the sound: http://youtu.be/abYvPhtP6gc



    Any solutions?
     
  2. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Order a new one or buy an external.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news..
     
  3. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh dear :(

    Do you think it's worth dissembling the iMac again to try fiddling with the Optical Drive so I can at least insert a CD and see if the drive is working?

    I'm clutching straws :eek:
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    If it's under warranty make a Genius appointment before you go tearing around inside your iMac.
     
  5. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    he has already gone "tearing around" inside once. I doubt the "genii" will be fooled as it is.
     
  6. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. kpgh554 macrumors regular

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    sounds like a replacement drive needed as sound like it still think disc still in and trying to eject. easiest way to remove stuck disc i found is to use double sided tape e.g. carpet tape on a lolly stick or something thinner in conjunction with the eject button.
     

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