CD stuck in iMac drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by captainparanoid, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. captainparanoid macrumors newbie

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    I have a cd stuck in the slot drive of my intel 20 inch imac. I have tried all the other advice on this forum, card/screwdriver in the drive while powering up and left clicking mouse but it will not budge. I do not feel confident enough to take the imac apart (no suction cups for screen either) and I am trying to avoid paying an engineer to get it out. Any others ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Hold the eject button on the keyboard when starting up. It usually works.

    As you have an old imac, do you see a small hole next to cd drive? If so, get a stong paperclip, unfold it and push it in, this will manually eject the cd from the drive. It takes quite a lot of force/pushing. Good luck!
     
  3. captainparanoid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cd stuck

    Hey thanks for the swift reply. It tries to eject but even when i tip it on its side it just wont spit it out. I have had this problem a few times before and always managed to use a knife to work the cd loose but not this time.

    Is the eject hole at the top or bottom of the imac drive?
     
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Recent macs don't have the little hole anymore. As you have an older model, you might have it. It should be next/underneath the cd drive.

    Also, have you searched at the apple support forums? There are about 8 (i believe) ways to get a stuck cd out the drive.

    Again, hold the eject button on the keyboard all the way through startup. The drive makes noise and nothing happens. Keep holding the eject, after a while it should eject.
     
  5. captainparanoid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    !

    After all my extensive and exhaustive efforts I powered up my mac and the cd just popped out ! The imac was obviously just messing with my head :)

    Thanks for your time in replying
     

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