2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2014 11:39 AM by James Snedeker
James Snedeker Level 1 Level 1
expertise.ilife
iLife

Within the last six months or so, whenever I am trying to eject a CD or DVD, it always takes a few tries before it comes out.

 

It sounds like the problem is mechanical.  It's as if the disc is not being properly guided out of the slot. It sounds like the edge of the disc is being pushed against something (like a lip) which is keeping it from coming out.   And when it does come out, sometimes it pops out with such force that it flies about a foot across the room--again, as if it was pushing, pushing, pushing... and finally it gets released.

 

Anyone have a similar problem?   I'm wondering if it's something that can be fixed--at a reasonable price.  It's a brushed aluminum 20" Intel desktop.


Mac OS X (10.6.8), Memory: 4 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Reply by Mobile Blues on Jun 16, 2014 3:05 PM Helpful

It definitely sounds like a mechanical issue. I would have it checked out by a qualified Apple technician before it causes additional damage.

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  • Mobile Blues Level 4 Level 4

    It definitely sounds like a mechanical issue. I would have it checked out by a qualified Apple technician before it causes additional damage.

  • James Snedeker Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    I took it into my guy and he tested it and found that there was nothing wrong with my drive.

     

    He suggested that it was the media--i.e.,the discs I was using.   I realized that this was happening when I was burning discs as opposed to playing pre-recorded ones.  He recommended staying away from certain chebrands.   So far, so good.