jammed cd drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kmcgimpsey, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. kmcgimpsey macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2003
    Chester, England
    I placed a cd in the drive of my laptop and i think it's jammed cos when you press eject the machine makes a noise but nothing happens. I've read about the paper clip thing but not that confident about what to do or if this will help if the disk is jammed.
  2. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    well if the laptop(whats the model?) does have a small emergency circular 'paper-clip' hole next to the cd slot, then it should get the job done. goodluck
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    If it is a new one, there is no paperclip hole and you will have to try open firmware to force an eject:

    Open Firmware

    1. Restart the computer.
    2. Immediately after the system startup tone, press and hold the Command-Option-O-F key combination.
    The computer starts up to a text-only screen, indicating that you are in Open Firmware.
    3. At the prompt, type: eject cd
    4. Hit enter/return key.

    It should try forcing the disc out three times. If it doesn't work, try it again, but hold it so that the CD drive is pointing down so that gravity may aid in it coming out.

    Hope that helps, good luck.

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