MacBook Disk Drive Getting Really Angry

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jearb, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Jearb macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    Okay. Now, this was rather stupid of me, but last year I had left a copy of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 in my MacBook's disk drive. It was jostled around in there for a couple weeks, and when one day I actually had to put something IN my disk drive, it got really angry at me. Like, UBER angry. I pressed the eject button, and it made noises like it was ejecting, but then it sucked the disk back in. This repeated until I got so fed up with the darn thing that I took a knife and put it under the disk, pushing it up and letting it eject.

    But now, my MacBook has learned from its mistakes. Now I have my brand new copy of Spore stuck in the disk drive, and it DOES NOT want to let go. I don't want to knife up my copy of Spore, so its like it is holding a hostage. Has anyone had experiences like this, and can you tell me what you did? I wouldn't want to take Mr. Mac to the repair shop.

    P.S. - I've done all the stuff with Disk Utility and Unix, but to no avail.

  2. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    some people have mentioned holding the mouse button down when you boot up?
    Have you tried that?
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Yea the mouse button is your best bet. And dont use a knife you might damage the laser.
  4. Jearb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    Tried all the ways to make the disk come out - but to no avail. :(
  5. xJulianx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2006
    Brighton, UK

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