Tiny CD stuck in the drive

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

  1. drmuzik macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    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


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    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

    Mar 8, 2008
    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.

  4. deathshrub macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
    Christmas Island
  5. Nabooly macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    Small, half sized CD's are worthless and its a technology that is doomed?! :D
  6. drmuzik thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    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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