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Optical Drive Problem

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Member Since: Nov 23, 2005
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Mac Specs: iBook G3

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Hi there

iBook G3 12" 900/256 combodrive.

Yesterday I stuck a CD in my combo drive.
I heard a rattling sort of noise. I checked and the CD seemed to be properly seated. Afterwards the eject wouldn't work and I used a paperclip.
On asking a friend he suggested there's a sort of feedback thing happening and it's making the lens holding thingy turn on and off quickly. I put a lens cleaning CD in but it wouldn't wind up. Today I just tried cleaning the lens with a dry Qtip, put a DVD in and closed the tray. Nothing happened except the screen froze, ie i couldn't move the cursor and even Force quit wouldn't work. I Force Power Offed and rebooted to send you this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated....thankyou
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