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Imac 24 won't accept CDs or acknowledge that I am inserting one.

Imac 24" stopped accepting cds. Tried rebooting, different discs etc... It worked fine a few hours ago. Now it just won't take a disc in. Tried force quitting Itunes too.

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  • swhmetta Nov 18, 2009

    The Imac won't take the disc in. I can just push it in and it doesn't recognize any disc. It will eject though if I power off and hold eject button.

  • Macs R We
    Macs R We May 11, 2010

    Do you mean the discs physically won't go in, or that they go in, spin around, fail to read, and get spit out?

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It sounds pretty clear from this problem description that your optical drive has gone bad and requires replacement. If you have posted under the correct model type, you have an "Early '09" model iMac and thus this repair should be covered under warranty.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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