A little over 3 years ago I almost purchased an iMac. I was drooling over it while the Mac guy at the store showed me all the features. I asked, where's the CD drive. He showed it to me. He did warn me if you put one of those smaller demo CD's in it "you'll have to send it in for service". Overall I was sold on that machine. As I snapped my ching-ching card on the counter to make the big $buy that CD slot came back to me. I thought that is rather cheesy. I quickly questioned (to myself) the overall quality of the iMac. That CD slot was certainly a comprimise on quality. I changed my mind, and purchased a Dell desktop with a 22 inch flat screen monitor. I have had no problems whatsoever with the Dell, and I did save on half the price of that iMac.
So ends my story for what it is worth ... good luck on that CD drive.
biLL .... :)