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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by Peadur, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. Peadur

    Peadur Peasant

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    So my little slot loading iMac is having increasing difficulty ejecting CD's of late. I'm thinking that it's cause its 4 years old, and the rollers are getting gunked up. Does anyone know if there is a way to clean the rollers? If not, can anyone tell me what apple was thinking when they designed it that way? ;-)
     
  2. kraahl

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    slot loading is cool
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    slot loading sucks IMO.

    you could always take apart the drive and clean what you can. It takes some doing to get to it though.
     
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    perhaps they are not the best from numerous points of view
    I still think they are cool, it grabs the disc from your hand
     
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    my friend's cube's DVD drive stopped ejecting... he stole a slot drive from the school, now it works fine
     
  6. Peadur

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    how much digging are we talking jake? I'm moderately comfortable playing with my computers guts, I used to paly with my 7100 all the time, but it seems harder to get inside the iMac case.
     
  7. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    4 case scews on the bottom of the unit, pop off the bottom plastic cover, 6 screws to remove the wire-mesh EMI shield, 4 screws to remove the hard drive / cd drive cage, 4 screws to remove the metal thing the cd drive is attached to, 4 more screws to remove the cd drive from the metal thing, 2 screws to remove the interface panel from the back of the drive, 2 screws to be able to pop open the drive.

    That's from memory so it might not be totally accurate.
     
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    Vokbain Peasant and Donator

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    You have to take the hard drive out before you can get to the CD drive.
     
  9. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    You have to take out the cage that holds the hard drive and cd drive, but you don't need to remove the hard drive from the cage.
     

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