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My Apple iMac ejects blank CD's as soon as they are put into the slot, no icon appears on the desktop.

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  • blcjec9 Aug 15, 2008

    Yes. I think you may be right about the hard drive, the iMac is doing other strange things!

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Its might be a problem with the drive

Posted on Aug 15, 2008


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ht3007_1.gifFigure 1 Manual eject button

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