What's That In The Way?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Stephen A, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Stephen A macrumors newbie

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    There seems to be some sort of tab in the way of my CD Drive on my iBook G4. I've managed to push it down with a credit card, however it pops back up again.

    I rammed (yes, rammed) a CD in to see if the drive still did anything, but it seems to ignore the CD entirely - doesn't read, doesn't eject. I imagine that CD is now a permanent fixture in my iBook now...

    Unless you guys know what's wrong, or how to fix it?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Why?! (seriously, why?!) I'd suspect that that CD is indeed a permanent feature of your iBook now.
     
  3. nickXedge macrumors 6502

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    I would not have tried "ramming" a CD in the drive as a solution. It sounds like you're probably stuck now.
     
  4. Stephen A thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really believe I was stuck to begin with. If need be... I can retrieve the CD. But the more important thing is - what the Hell is in the way, that mysterious "tab", and is my Drive (prior to ramming) fudged?
     
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Genius Bar.

    Is the tab top or bottom...pics?

    Could be the casing clips.
     
  6. Stephen A thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bottom, can't get a picture or even see it on account of the fabric preventing dust and such from getting into the drive.

    It pops back up once it's pushed down - so I assume it's some sort of sping operated thing, intended to be there... just not always up. Tell me I'm not the first to encounter this problem?
     
  7. Stephen A thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess I'm SOL, and it's time for a new optical drive?


    Seems a local shop tells me they can't order individual parts from Apple, especially without returning the faulty one. *shrug*. I guess that means it's ebay-ahoy?
     

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