Manual Release of DVD Needed for MacBook Pro

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  1. crowleycomac macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to revive a MBP with no display or audio and tried to boot off the install disk. It got stuck and I can not get it out of the Panasonic drive. I have tried:
    turning the MBP on while holding the track pad button down - did not work
    angling the MBP at 45 degrees forward and pressing eject button - nope
    inserting a card into the drive slot and sliding it left - still no eject
    Is there a manual eject for this drive? :confused:
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried connecting it to an external display?
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    The correct method I believe it to hold down eject while the machine boots. You did try that one?
     
  4. crowleycomac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Manual Release of DVD Needed

    Thank you, I have tried that and no go there either.
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Do you have AppleCare on this machine? You may need a logic board replacement to get it working again.
     
  6. crowleycomac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Manual method to release DVD

    I have tried the boot up while holding the eject button with no results. I am hoping there is a manual eject like older drives have a pin hole. Is there a hidden manual release for this drive short of dismantling it?
     
  7. crowleycomac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Manual Method to Release DVD

    Apple Care won't touch it because there is a dent in the left front corner of the MBP where it was dropped several months ago. It has worked fine all this time though so I don't think that is the problem here.
     
  8. crowleycomac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Manual Method to Release DVD

    The video out idea did not work but thanks, it was worth a try.
     
  9. Pivzavod macrumors member

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  10. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Haha no one got it right yet. Force eject is hold down the Mouse button while booting up. Hopefully it works.
     
  11. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    Haha he said that in his first post.

    haha
     
  12. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    If you'd read the original post you'd know he already tried that.
     
  13. Kelly Craig macrumors member

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    Wait, even if the machine is out of warranty, won't an apple store still get it out for him?
    Basis for this assumption:
    The disc that is stuck in the drive is an OS X install disc and since he paid for it has a right to continue to use it. (Were it say a COD4 disc, I wouldn't expect Apple to help lol)
     
  14. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, you don't need a warranty to go to the Genius Bar.
     
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