Model A1311 / Late 2009 / 3.06 or 3.33 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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DVD Drive not working on iMac 21"

I started hearing my dvd drive trying to eject but there is no disk so I tried running off of dvd on startup but no it now can't read the drive the disk dosent even comeup I was trying to run disk utility but it cant repair unless it off startup disk!!

So I tried target mode and repaired it off another computer said it repaired it but no still not working !! I can hear the drive working, Im a Mac guy since day one of mac's.

I dont know what to do Next?

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I've never had much luck repairing optical drives. Sometimes a lens cleaning disk will work. Here's how to replace the drive: iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308 Optical Drive Replacement

Or just get an external that will move to your next machine. I like the LaCie USB/Firewire combo drives: http://www.lacie.com/us/products/range.h...

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If you are under warranty, just have Apple replace it with a new one. If you are out of warranty, try the cleaning disc as @mayer suggested.

If for some reason that doesn't work, replace the optical drive.

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Wow that s a great answer but its not under warranty :) hmm

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I got new dvd drive when it stop working , have you check whit Apple : I think it was something wrong whit some of the dvd drive on the marked . It take a cd but can not read ore writ . It can work one some cd but not one adders ,like install CD . May English is bad but i tray to say that in some cases they give you new drive and install it for you .

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