Tiny CD stuck in the drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by drmuzik, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. drmuzik macrumors newbie

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    So, I know. I'm stupid. I put one of those half-sized CDs into the slot load drive on the side of my 24" iMac and nothing happened. Apparently you can't use those size CDs in that drive.

    Short of turning the machine sideways and shaking it, how can I get the disc out of the drive?
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Get a piece of paper and cut it in half. Fold it in half and stick it in the drive, then move it around until it's around the cd and pull it out.
     
  3. drmuzik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, sticking the paper in there pushed the disc in far enough for the machine to recognize that there is a disc in the slot. After a few minutes of weird noises I was able to have it ejected from the keyboard button.

    Thanks!
     
  4. deathshrub macrumors 6502

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  5. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    Small, half sized CD's are worthless and its a technology that is doomed?! :D
     
  6. drmuzik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya, it should have been my first clue. The second was that it is the driver CD for the Google adwords Christmas gift, which doesn't work for anyone. :D
     

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