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    CD-Drive broken
    My friend has an imac and he got some trouble with an CD that didn't want to come out (cd: A), and he used another one to help (cd B) the A cd do come out. Then after a while it worked, the computer crashed and we had to re-format it

    we tried to but in the OS X CD but the iMac just spitted it out, so my friend lost his head (to bad that didn't occur), anyway, I made one of my harddrives to an OS X cd and we got it formated, but the problem is stil with his CD-Drive

    it's (90%sure) an 20inch late 2006 iMac, machine ID: iMac 5,1 (remember telling him that he could wait just one month more for the new iMac, but the white one looks better anyway )

    can you somehow fix it without changing it?

    or if we have to change it
    1. can you do it by yourself and to which cost of a new CD-Drive

    2. how much does the "mac center" take to repair it? the warranty is OUT

    but at least he has is head on the right spot
    What does Intel do in a Mac?
    A hole lot more then in a PC

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    More information about the model of iMac will help us to help you. Second thing is that the CD (dvd?) that your friend's iMac spat out may not have been the right sort for that machine. What color is the disk; or is it the disk that came with the iMac when it was bought?

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    it's the model before they change the design to silver iMacs
    He hasn't change the CD-Drive, and yes, it's an DVD-drive
    always said CD-drive, so I will keep going with that
    What does Intel do in a Mac?
    A hole lot more then in a PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroBiX View Post
    it's the model before they change the design to silver iMacs
    Unfortunately that doesn't tell us much. Is it a G3 iMac, is it a G4 iMac, or is it a G5 iMac? What I suggest you do is download Mactracker Mactracker and look for your friend's iMac model there. That will give us the specifications once you've identified the model.

    He hasn't change the CD-Drive, and yes, it's an DVD-drive
    Which suggests it's a G4 or G5 iMac.

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    my friend, the ONCE before they change to the silver iMac that they sell now, I thought I was clear on that

    but for fun
    it's (90%sure) an 20inch late 2006 iMac, machine ID: iMac 5,1
    What does Intel do in a Mac?
    A hole lot more then in a PC

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