Disc jammed in mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by imaginaryjenn89, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. imaginaryjenn89 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008
    My brother was using my computer to listen to a new CD he bought, and when he put it into the drive, it didn't load the whole way. A bit of the CD was still sticking out, so he pushed it in thinking it hadn't loaded. The computer never even recognized that there was a disc, so he couldn't eject it.
    I've done the thing where you restart and hold the mouse button a thousand times, and it makes noises like it's trying to get the disk out then just gives up.
    I don't know what else to do and I don't live anywhere near an apple store that I could take it to. Any suggestions?

    It's a macbook pro, 17"> I read somewhere about emergency eject holes, but can't seem to find one.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. gusapple macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2007
    The alphabetically sixth to last state.
    Sounds like you need to go to an Apple Store.
  3. paleck macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2005
    with the Tequila!
  4. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    There are no emergency eject holes in a Macbook pro, 15 or 17. If none of the solutions in that article works, you'll have to bring it into the AppleStore or service provider.
  5. 4now macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I just wanted to write if you're desperate
    but take caution

    happened to a friend with his MBP
    he mentioned something about sticking a piece of cardboard or paper into the slot
    he found this advice in a google search

    might want to search for this method
  6. Bobbi Flekman macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    Really softly wiggle the dis and see if the thing shakes loose. Though it is an iMac I sometimes have that on my computer. The disc is not completely flat or something, it will go in and I can use it the way I wanted to, but when I press Eject it only come out halfway. Softly jiggling the disc will get it completely loose and I can get it out. But remember.... The keyword is softly, you don't wanna mess up the drive itself.
  7. GAS macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Get a post note, stick it in the drive making sure the sticking part gets onto the disc, then gently pull the post it note out which will now have the disk attached. Job done.
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Before sticking stuff inside your computer follow the guide Force Ejecting a Stuck Disk as pointed out by paleck as you don't risk damaging it that way ;).
  9. john robson macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    Disc Jamm

    Reply: Try holding down "C" whilst starting up from "Shut Down" (works on my iMac).

  10. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2006
    Better to offer help 3 years later than never I guess...
  11. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    This happened to me once when I was still a computer newb, lol. What I did was, which was stupid but worked anyways, got a forcep that I used to have for science class, held on to the CD (I could see a tiny portion of it,) and pull it out. I repeated this for about 5 to 10 times, and I could eventually use my fingers to pull it out. However, I have no idea if that damaged the ODD, because I've never used it since.

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