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iMac hard disk drive won't take disks

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Greetings. My problem is my iMac suddenly stopped taking my disks. It almost seems as if it's now permanently in the "out" position because any disk (CD or DVD) I put in the drive only goes exactly half way in and won't budge any further. I gently stuck a piece of thin cardboard in the drive and it definitely did not feel like a disk was stuck in there (I didn't feel anything round in there).

Does anyone know what happened? Is this common? And most important--is there a remedy?

Thanks very much in advance for any and all help you can give.

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It is somewhat common for slot loading drives. How old if your iMac? Do you still have Applecare?

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