My boy inserted a SD card into my DVD drive~~!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DeadPony, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. DeadPony macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2014
    My boy is 2 years old. He inserted a SD card and some other things in to the DVD drive of my 2010 iMac 27". So now, is there any ways I can get those stuffs out of my DVD drive?? Please advise...:mad:
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    You are not the first, this is quite a common problem.

    The video links in this thread might help you remove it.
  3. New Apple macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2012
    it happened to me twice

    turn off the machine, disconnect power cables
    wait a bit

    insert in the bottom of the dvd slot a screwdrive or something flat (a ruler ?)
    try to 'feel' the SD
    and then push it outside (drag, move it) and dont push the card more deeper

    ofcourse, dont go swording in there
  4. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    terrible twos .. note to self, when my boy turns two, keep him away from all electronics!

    hope you are able to take all the stuff he inserted without damaging your mac
  5. Xzentric macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I'm embarrassed to say I did this. Tried to put the SD in the slot while facing the screen and not looking.

    Needless to say, when it disappeared my heart sunk.

    Call to apple, and it was a case of we need to look and take it apart.

    Though I would have a go. I carefully tilted the iMac at an angle and got a ruler and done as the above said. I could feel the SD card get closer the the dvd slot and pried it out with the ruler as gently as I could.

    Good luck.
  6. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
  7. jji7skyline macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2011
    I used an opened paperclip to drag it out when I did this. If all else fails, you can either live without the DVD drive (most people don't use it much) or replace it.
  8. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2014
    Look on the bright side, with such an imagination and curiosity he could be working for NASA one day :cool:

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