HELP!!!! mini-disc stuck in slot of PB 12"

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  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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    ok, i'm rele stupid, lets get that out there first.

    i bought these "verbatim pocket cd-r" discs which are just little mini cd's that hold only 185MB

    so, not even thinking what i was doing, i tried to put one into the slot of my powerbook G4 1.33ghz 12". it didn't go in. it never sucked the disc in. so now its stuck INSIDE my powerbook, i tried a butter knife but was affraid to stick it in too far.

    i'd rather not have to take it into an apple store or something. hope this is a DIY fix but oh well if not

    anyways thanks for any help you can give
     
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Turn it on its side with the slot at the bottom, and give her a good shake. Hold tight though!

    EDIT: some more tips here
     
  3. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    i have a few of those mini, gamecube size, discs with flash promos etc. on them, so will they not be able to come back out of a slot loading mac?
     
  4. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Generally they're not recommended for slot-loading drives. More trouble than they're worth.
     
  5. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hey thanks a lot.....huda thunkit shaking a PB actually has an upside to it. the thing fell right out
     
  6. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yea you can stick it in, but the computer won't suck it in
     
  7. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    you probably could have stuck two long thin things around it from both sides and pulled it out.
     
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    And what lesson did we learn from doing this? :rolleyes:

    Only joking glad it all worked out for you. :p
     
  10. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh yea, i know, i established at the beginning of the thread that i was incredibly stupid to think that this would work haha
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Whew! Thought you meant you got the Sony MiniDisc caught in the drive. Either way not good. Hope you have luck in getting the disc out.
     

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