Stuck DVD

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  1. arendal macrumors newbie

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    Heya,

    Silly me tried earlier today to force a dvd into the player. Now, that worked quite easily.. I had a great time watching the film, but i cant say i feel so great anymore.

    The dvd is stuck.

    I have googled for hours and searched through apple's homepage. After a long talk with employees at apple, the dvd is still stuck in my mac os x.

    However, they suggested i enter a tread here! obviously the people at this forum are better at mac than those working there..

    So please, please! Do anyone of you have any super tips for me to get the dvd out? I'm just about to try anything!!


    Thanks, I appreciate any suggestions!!
     
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  3. arendal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried that 3 times already... ^^
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  5. arendal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to both of you, but ive already tried everything on that list...
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you tried the following guide?
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Force_Eject_a_Stuck_CD_or_DVD

    Also Mac OS X is the name of the operating system, not the computer.

    Apple has the following computers in their line-up:

    iMac
    MacBook
    MacBook Pro
    Mac Mini
    MacBook Air - although no internal optical drive
    Mac Pro

    iBook
    PowerBook
    PowerMac
    eMac



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    Seems my 6u is sucking flow.

    What Mac do you have anyway?
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    ^^^^
    MacDawg already pointed out the guide. It didn't work.

    The solution is to get it out mechanically. IIRC, there is a way to open the tray by sticking a pin in a hole near the tray. However, I could be having Mad Cow and remembering something for a PC.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Found this on another site:
    Try it at your own risk ...
     
  9. arendal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, thanks for the enlightenment!! Then i suppose ive got a regular macbook :D
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I found that also.

    Here's another method:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060814211608242

    and more about the previous method and everything else to try:

    http://www.hypergurl.com/blog/mac/stuck-cd-dvd.html

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10333570-263.html


    EDIT: Here's what I found about the paper clip idea I thought I had seen. Some DVD players don't have the hole outside, so you have to open the Mac. This supposedly includes the MBP's and MBA's. These instructions are for an iBook:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=50991-en

    Perhaps someone can verifiy this.
     
  11. spinnerlys Guest

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    That's why I made the edit.


    I'm currently uploading some files, and my www (6u) is quite slow, therefore I couldn't see what MacDawg posted.

    OP, do you still have warranty?

    Can you bring the MB into the Apple Store and let them handle the problem, it seems like a faulty drive, unless you forced the DVD in and therefore damaged the optical drive.



    World peace will be negotiated when my message appears I guess.
     
  12. arendal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Obviously i had to try that. It didnt work though, but ive managed to find out the problem!!

    The thing is that the lock a few mm inside wont open when i try to get the disk out. While i had the credit card inside it didnt come out because of the cards of course, but as soon as i pulled them out, the lock poped up..

    Thanks for the tips!!
     
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    ^^^
    You totally threw me with the sucking flow. I get it now!! Good one. :)

    So, it's out??
     
  14. arendal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you!! Im trying all of them now!
     
  15. arendal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It really to seem like a faulty problem, since the locker wont open.. I am afraid ive damaged the optical drive though, but i'll bought all possible warranties when i bought my mac only 6 months ago, so i have full faith that apple will fix it!! Thank you!
     
  16. arendal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im afraid its not.. it didnt work, but i know why it doesnt at least;)
     

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