iMac 24" (2008) does not show slot loading ptical drive

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Suddenly - the optical drive rejects any disk I insert. when I check the system information - the hardware list does not show any cd/dvd drive. Please advised howe I can repair this problem. I have Mavericks installed. :[
 

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2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
If your optical drive does not show up in system information and will not accept a disk, it may have failed. You can try doing an SMC reset and PRAM reset. If neither of them work to restore the drive, you might need to replace it.
 

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