Optical drive bezel screws

Step 27.

Re. three 4.5 Philips along the Optical drive bezel. If put in block the disc entering the drive !

i. What am I doing wrong?

ii. These screws do not appear to be doing any thing !

Please help. Thank you.

Update

Thank you Ralph.I have tried 3mm as well as 4mm screws but no difference.The problem seems to be even worse. I just put this iBook together and I am using it now for this.I had left the three screws out, but still can not get the disc in.

It appears that something on the front side at the same place where the third screw should have been there is a blockage.

I am a touch miffed at the moment although I had tried the disc before I put it all together !!

Any advice/suggestion will be appreciated.

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Hi! It's not ideal, but the 3 screws can usually be left out without much consequence, as long as the rest of the machine is screwed together tightly and nothing is misaligned. You may want to remove the metal front piece that goes along the face of the optical drive and that the CD slides through, and take a look inside the front of the drive itself if you haven't already to see if you can spot the obstruction. There may be a loose screw in the drive blocking a CD. Or, there may be a CD in the drive. Or, sometimes drives get locked into a position in which they don't accept a CD, and generally powering on the computer and thereby supplying the drive with power lets it "reset" and hopefully return to a CD-accepting position. Lastly, the upper and lower strips of fuzzy material which line the metal adapter on the front of the drive often get bunched up, and often make it difficult or impossible to insert/remove a CD. I very commonly end up taking a pair of tweezers, and literally ripping out the top or bottom strip, or both, in order to avoid obstruction. This will cause the CD to eject more strongly than before, but it's not a serious issue and not something anyone ever notices. Anyway, hope that helps.

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Are you certain you have the correct screws--if too long they would block the disc. Usually these screws help support the access for the disc. Ralph

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is this a 14" or 12" iBook?

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