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CD DVD drive no longer works

I put in a cd or DVD, doesn't matter if it's blank, it spits it out.

I guess I probably can't fix it myself, so what are my options?

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Would you give us the last three letters of your serial number so we can direct you to the correct part? Thanks


ok. the last three numbers/letter are 0TJ.

that's when i go to About THis Mac > More Info and it says Serial Number (system)


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Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 24-Inch (Early 2009) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2009 - MB418LL/A - iMac9,1 - A1225 - 2267

There is no complete guide for repairing this model yet. I'm working on one. It's to late tonight but maybe I can post something on it for you tomorrow. It will probably need to be replaced. How's your warranty? Is it only spitting out blank disks or all disks? Go under the Apple in the upper left hand corner to about this Mac -> more info -> Disk Burning and see if it's supported or sees the drive.

Here's what's up so far: iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267 Repair

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267 Hard Drive Replacement

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Firmware Revision: 2AHG

Interconnect: ATAPI

Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

Cache: 2048 KB

Reads DVD: Yes

CD-Write: -R, -RW

DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO

Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh


oh and the warranty ran out just two months ago :/


Is it only spitting out blank disks or all disks? Double click on the photo to blow it up.


it spits out all discs. It doesn't give an error message or anything, it just spits them out.


Before you buy a new optical drive get a cleaning disk from Best Buy and see if you can save this one. There's really not much you can do to repair these drives. Also theses babies are high dollar so consider an external like this:


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