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Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Apr-17 10:18:06
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Failing DVD drive?


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I have a 2009 iMac 24" running El Capitan that I have had since new.

Recently, I have had issues when adding music to my iTunes that when i put a disc in it does not recognise that it has been put in. Pressing eject does not respond and I end up having to reboot to get the disc out.

Is this s sign of a failing drive or another issue?

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 20-Apr-17 11:19:48
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I'd suspect the drive. If it is one of those Pioneer slot loaders as was used in MB and MBP, they are a right PITA. Amazed it lasted this long.
Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Apr-17 12:38:49
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Can they be swapped easily? How much is a new drive likely to cost?

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Apr-17 13:12:53
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Have you thought of using an external drive? It will cost you around £25.

http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac/what-mac-compa...

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 20-Apr-17 20:00:07
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Probably better to get a cheap external one - not sure about swapping, since it is ages since I've look at an iMac.
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