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I've been having problems with my CD drive lately. Every time I'm finished with a CD/DVD and try ejecting it from my Mac, it seems to be having troubles spitting out the CD. It makes a loud noise like its trying to spit it out but the CD doesn't pop out. If i keep trying to eject it i can finally get it out but i dont know why its doing this? do i need to replace the drive? or i heard it can be a mechanism problem. Can someone help me on how to fix this please
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What sort of drive, imac, desktop, macbook,?

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Try clearing it out with a little canned air, if not then if you have AppleCare then get it to your closest Apple Store. Sounds like a mechanism problem that you may have to have checked out

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its an iMac6, 1, dont have apple care so i cant go to a store and closet one is in the states and im in Canada so thats pretty inconvenient
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Using quality media such as Verbatim?

Alas iMacs use the minaturized laptop type of optical drive and they seem to have a huge failure rate compared to desktop optical drives. Look through these threads or do a search on iMac failed optical drives.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....44262&tstart=0

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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ok ill check that out thanks alot!
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