Tried to take apart, now cd drive is not lined up

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I spilled some stuff on my macbook 13 inch, and tried to unscrew the screws to lift up the keyboard and clean it, when i realized i had no idea what i was doing, I put it back together. A little grey piece came out of the back right ( near the power button, and now my cd drive is not lined up correctly.

The drive works, but cd's are rough going in and they dont get sucked up right away.

I have a protection plan, but i assume if you spill something on it and try to take it apart it voids the terms.

Anyone know what i can do? or how much it may cost to have someone take it apart, make sure its clean and just put it back together?

thanks so much

mark
 

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You're correct about Apple not doing the repair under warranty. Spills and accidently dropping the machine, etc., are at the user's expense.

Go to the ifixit web site and look up the disassembly - assembly procedures for your model MacBook. Their step by step instructions are very good and perhaps can help you get it all back together correctly.

www.ifixit.com

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Apple wouldn't touch it even if you paid for it now you've had it open yourself. Best bet is what chscag said - have a loot at ifixit, see if everything is in the right place.

Was the grey piece a thin bit of plastic abut 1-1.5 inches long? off the side under the keyboard casing? Cos when I took mine apart a couple of those fell off and it doesn't seem to have had an effect.
 

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