DVD stuck in Mac book Pro. Cannot reboot!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cueball8008, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. cueball8008 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010

    I have a DVD stuck in my macbook pro. I have tried the options listed on this forum and others:

    1) Power on with track pad pressed -> nothing
    2) Bent credit card to grab and pull out dic -> no joy
    3) Power on and wait....... -> no joy after 1 hour+
    4) Gentle shaking at 45 degrees

    When I power on with track pad button pressed the dvd drives makes a noise, as if starting up. Then all goes quiet. If I continue to hold the power on light will flash a few times before returing to constantly on, but rather dim.

    It's so frustrating as I am in the process of looking for a new job and all my applications, cv, letters, etc are on my macbook.

    Can anyone help diagnoise this problem or suggest a solution?
    Is my macbook dead?
    Can I open it up and eject the disc physically from under the covers?

    Any advice gratefully recieved.

  2. cueball8008 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
    Hi Hellhammer,

    I had seen the first, but the machine will not boot so cannot follw any of the guidelines. The second post has this:

    "Black screen: This is usually a sign of a failed logic board. There is no single reason for this and this may be caused by failed GPU, screen, CPU or RAM. "

    I have a black screen. I can hear fans. And the DVD makes a noise when first powered up. But nothing beyond a black screen.

  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Sounds like it's time to bring it to the Apple Store.
  4. cueball8008 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
    I recon so Melman...... Lucky to have a local store in town so will head down and see what they say.


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