2477 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 31, 2009 7:54 AM by laundry bleach
Hi almostnearlyevil and welcome to Apple Discussions!
While you might be able to eventually eject the disk that is in the computer now, I would be reluctant to trust the optical drive to function properly in the future. I would say you should definitely get this repaired. It may be just that the optical drive is misaligned with the slot, or the drive may need to be replaced.
You can carry it in to an Apple retail store (be sure to [make an appointment|http://www.apple.com/retail> first or you may spend a long time waiting to talk to a Mac Genius) or call Apple (800-275-2273 in the USA - they are open today) and arrange a repair.
Best of luck.