I was about to rip a CD just now, on my iBook G4 with a slot loading combo drive. Upon inserting the CD it started spinning as normal, but after a few seconds it started making extreme noise. I immediately pressed the eject button and crossed my fingers. After a few seconds the CD came out, and I was releived. Then I noticed the cause of the noise: a small piece of the edge of the CD (about 1 cm x .5 cm) was missing. I turned of the iBook and shook it carefully and, just as I feared, something was ratteling in the combo drive. When carefully probing with an appropriate tool, I even could even feel it, but because of the brushes in the slot loading tray I can't get a hold of the piece. (I really hope there's only one.) Any ideas, short of delivering it to an expencive service station, as to how to retreive small piece of plastic from a slot loading drive? Here in Norway that kind of service is not cheap, so all non-destructive suggestion are appreciated.