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MacBook - Cd drive won't take cd's. Any thoughts?


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I've had my macbook for just over a year now (found that out when I went to take this thing in and was informed my apple care was dead). Whenever I stick a cd in it will either spit it right back out immediately without even trying to read it, or it will accept it for a minute and start to spin it, then it will make a sound that sounds like it hit something while spinning and it will spit the cd out. Sometimes if I try over and over to stick it in it will take it, but mostly my cd drive is now useless.

Anyone have any advice or ideas?
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Yeah definitely sounds like your drive is dead. Did Apple tell you how much it would be to fix?

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So you're saying you never bought the extended Apple Care? Oh that sucks, Apple Care pays itself off over the 3 years you have it.

There is really nothing you can do but get it replaced. Sounds like the drive is broken.
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Hmm...distressing that I have to get a new drive. Does anyone know where I can snag a cheap one? I also forgot to mention another little oddity: whenever I move my computer while it's on or tilt it or anything the drive will eject, even if there's nothing in there. What would cause that?
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