Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to mde-cotis)
Yes, call the nearest Apple Store and set up an appointment at the Genius Bar. Or locate an authorized Service Provider nearby if no Apple Store handy.
They've got the tools, they've got the knowledge, they've done every time a user fails to read the instructions not to put mini or irregularly shaped optical media in a slot loading drive. Whatever they may charge, if they do, will be less than the cost of a replacement drive.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to mde-cotis)
Several techniques have been reported.
- Turn your MBP upside down (keyboard down) and press the eject button
- Double sided tape on a business card or another CD-ROM
Too late now but: Using nonstandard or irregular sized discs in optical drives (summary: don't).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to mde-cotis)
Instructions here to remove
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to mde-cotis)
Tilt the MBP so that the slot is in a position where gravity is an ally. Shake with a vacuum cleaner engaged. If that fails, do what Courcoul suggests.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to John Galt)
omg the double sided tape on a business card saved me! THANKS for the tip!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to mde-cotis)
We didn't have two sided tape so we improvised and reversed regular scoth tape. Taping the business card on one edge and then taped it to the card. Card was inserted horizontally (lengthwise) three quarters of the way in. Disc opening was pointed towards ground, held down eject button and removed card. Mini disc came out easily.
Note to self: do not insert mini disc again...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 1:35 AM (in response to John Galt)
I found two plastic cards (like a CVS or Safeway club card) and put double-sided tape on the front side of each card.I then inserted the cards simultaneously— I inserted a card tape-side up at the very bottom of the disc opening, and I inserted the second card tape-side down at the very top of the disc opening. After inserting the cards about 2 inches into the disc opening, I caught the mini-disc right between the cards.
Big Hint: Use thin plastic cards, like the rewards cards you get at Safeway, Walgreens, CVS, etc. They're a lot les flimsy than paper business cards.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to mattinthe650)
This saved me thank you so much!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 5:48 AM (in response to John Galt)
Thanks boss ur Idea really worked and helped me getting out of the big issue which i hv met afew moments ago, God bless u.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2013 1:45 AM (in response to John Galt)
The double-sided tape trick worked great. Thanks so much for the tip.
Like one of the other posters I used single-sided tape and just looped it it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 4:18 PM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
that actually helped!! got it right out, thanks!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to mde-cotis)
Tape on business card worked for me too *whew* THANKS!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to John Galt)
The double-sided tape on a business card worked immediately. Brilliant!
Much as I love to go there, now is not the time for a trip to the Apple Store, so thanks so much for saving me a trip.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to mde-cotis)
I just had this happen. I powered off and closed my macbook. Held it with two hand with the drive slot facing the floor. Moved it quickly downward and brought it to an quick stop. The disc came out and landed on the floor. Make sure you have your macbook powered off and don't drop it or smack it into something when doing this. My disc was inserted incredibly far - just past the point where I could not see it any longer. YMMV
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