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iBook - Broken disk drive


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hi i have a problem with my disk drive when ever i put a disk in it it takes it then somtimes make strange noises then just pushes it back out
anyone no wats happening here?
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Disc ejects

Is that simmilar? Glad I'm not alone!
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Could be a dirty lens, if the laptop doesn't recognize a disc it will usually spit it out. The strange noises you hear are likely the motor moving the laser back and forth trying to analyze the disc.
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how much do u think it would cost to get that fixed
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Try cleaning the lens first. You can buy a lens cleaning disk at most stores that sell media (Radio Shack) for around $10 or so. If that doesn't work the drive may need to be replaced. To have Apple repair it out of warranty will probably be a bit expensive.

You can get an idea of cost by going here.

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i am giving it to a mac repairman soon he is fixing my broken screen should i just have him look at it or try the lens cleaning disk first?
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