In a twisted irony, the CD drive on my PowerBook just choked.

The machine is two years old. I don’t have an extended warranty. Some sort of gasket inside the slot-loading drive seems to have come loose and worked its way inside with the CD that I was using to install a wireless keyboard. Now I may need to have this machine repaired. Will the repairs cost more than the extended warranty would have? Possibly.

First, of course, I’ll attempt to salvage the situation myself, but I don’t have high hopes…

As I say, I find the irony delicious.

Update: With persistence, I was able to extract the stuck CD. It did, indeed, have some sort of black rubber gaskety thing attached to it. Where did the black rubber gaskety thing come from? I think it’s something from just inside the lip of the slot-loading drive, but I’m not sure. The drive seems to work now, but I will most assuredly consider Applecare on my next laptop…

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