there are 2 cds in my iMac Help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ksolano, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. ksolano macrumors regular

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    help! My baby just shoved 2 CDs into the iMac! I cant eject either, what shall I do? Contact apple or take it to a local computer shop? Cheers.
     
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    restart computer and hold down mouse button

    --Eric
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    how will that help if they are jammed?
     
  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    just take it to the apple place since its under warntee or unless if ur educated enough to take it apart but my best bet is apple
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Warranties don't cover abuse of the hardware...
     
  6. imfrog2002 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, Apple wouldn't cover it. I'd suggest taking it to an authorized Apple repair center. You'll probably have to pay for it, but they'd probably be willing to do it for less than Apple. Just my suggestion.
     
  7. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    nothing has ever happened to my macs so i dont know :p;)
     
  8. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    Let us know how you finally get it out (For future reference!).
     
  9. ksolano thread starter macrumors regular

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    getting a local apple certified tech guy coming over tomorrow morning to look at it.. honestly its a simple job & i'd do it myself if i had the right tools to open up the imac.. (what i'm scared about are the Dust Bunnies!) its gonna be so dirty inside!! arrrh embarrassing
     
  10. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    are they all the way in the CD drive or are they like just pushed in the slot
    you could try to pick them out with a small screw claw that they sell at like lowes
     
  11. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    well if its a new mac it shouldnt be that dirty but the guy will probably have compressed air and get the dust off the compenents
     
  12. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    dont have to call anyone...


    #1 thing to do:
    tip iMac on side, and shake until 1 cd slides out

    (of that doesnt work)

    #2 thing to do:
    ruler w/ tape. stick in to try to get the CD's
     
  13. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    yea but u might bend the slot open wider than it is and might cause u problems it can only hold one disc in there and if theres 2 in there plus a ruler you can have some preoblems
     
  14. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Yea I would leave it to the guy to come along and get it fixed that way. Recently had to open up a portable DVD player with a slot loading drive and if you went poking inside your iMac blind you could easily cause more damage.
     
  15. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    exactly waht i was saying
     
  16. brent0saurus macrumors regular

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    i have a friend who had the same exact issue and apple fixed it for him. worth trying
     
  17. ksolano thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fixed! it was much more tricky to open the imac then Fixing the problem.
    Thanks for the Great and No so great advice.
     
  18. Choctaw macrumors 6502

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    Well how about telling what was done to FIX IT?
     
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