My optical drive likes the last DVD I burned so much that it won't give it up. It took awhile to figure out that the drive had died. So today I'm a techie.
First thing was to order a new optical drive as well as a bare hard drive docking station.
The hard drive in this iMac was fine but it was only 750 GB and I have a couple of new empty 2TB sea gates laying around, so, while I've got the thing apart I might as well put the new bigger drive in.
I downloaded a copy of Carbon Copy cloner and cloned the internal hard drive to the new seagate drive. Then I cleaned my desk.
|Ready to disassemble|
|Use suction cups to pull the front glass off|
|Off it comes|
|Good opportunity to clean the grime under the glass|
|Removing the screen exposes the guts|
|old optical drive out|
|Both new drives ready to go in|
|Almost back together|
|Success!! Back up and running|