Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WhoAteMyApple?, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. WhoAteMyApple? macrumors newbie


    Aug 16, 2006
    okay so I have a macbook and for my school I have to install a program that came on a really little disc. so I stuck in in the slot, and the computer didn't recognize it. so i pushed it all the way in, and now Ican't get it out. any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated.
  2. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2006
    LOL, sorry that wasnt funny... i dont know but im curious to find out how you will fix it.

    good luck
  3. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2006
    omg that sucks. did you try tipping it?
    maybe flashlight and tweezers... carefully?
  4. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    I've had regular sized cds get stuck (my iBook stopped recognizing the drive)... I had to take it to an Apple store and have them get it out.
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    First, as you've figured out, very, very few slot-loading drives accept mini CDs/DVDs.

    I would try using gravity to help you out...tilt your machine a bit and try to gently shake the disc out.

    Other people have tried things like sticking something with a piece of tape on the end of it into the drive, but obviously physically sticking things into your drive exponentially increases the chances of you damaging it.

    There's a good chance that you won't be able to get it out and you'll likely have to take it to Apple and have them open it up and remove the disc. Hopefully it won't come to that. Good luck.
  6. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I could not help myself asking you why you did it? The Apple manual clearly says you cannot use non-standard sized disk with the slot loading optical drive.

    Have you tried pointing your optical drive opening down and shake a little bit as you press the eject button on the upper right corner of your keyboard?
  7. jellomizer macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Well for the next time you have that problem, I would suggest that you ask a friend to burn a copy on a full size disk. While slots loaded drives save a lot of space and make the computer really slick. They always make me nervous as all heck when ever I put a disk in them.
  8. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2006
    what i tend to do (and i'll admit, this doesn't help you out at all, its just a nice tip for the future), is put the disc in a different mac or a pc. connect to the other computer via the network icon in the finder, then mount the disc on your computer/laptop. it goes slower, but it does work. for the most part, i'd recommend that you don't put a small disc in there, just doesn't work.
  9. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2006
    also, you cant put diesal into a gasoline car, and vice versa. its bad for the engines. jk
  10. WhoAteMyApple? thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 16, 2006
    I don't read manuals. I know I should, but whatever. I blame my blondeness.

    Well I tried the shaking, and it worked! That's the last time I ever try sticking an itty-bitty CD into my computer. :cool:

    Thanks you guys!
  11. wildmac macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2003
    It's not the first time.

    In my days of tech-support I have seen...

    someone stick a 3.5" floppy into a 5.25" drive. (and push it all the way back)

    someone stick a 5.25" floppy into a 3.5" drive (folded!)

    someone take the "hard case" on a 5.25" floppy off, and then stick the remaining magnetic media in the drive....

    assorted floppies stuck into slot-loading CD-ROM drives (no Mom, that isn't the floppy drive)

    and yes, even the CD-ROM tray used as a cupholder. (not an urban legend!)
  12. Daysleeper1982 macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2006
    Oh my goodness, that is just too brilliant. :D

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