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some MAC drive have a small hole in them. if you see one the size of a paperclip, unbend a paperclip until it is straight and push it into the hole and it will open. You will have to use a little force
I only see one small hole and it's not located near the disk slot. It's located center bottom (just under the power plug. Is this what you mean?
no it would be by the drive
there's no hole near the drive
did you select eject from the file menu
when I put a disk in, it always shows in the form of a icon on my desktop. With this disk however, no icon shows
shut down the machine and turn it back on while holding the mouse button down. Continue holding it pressed until either the CD ejects or it gets to the login
click the application folder then utilities
ok, I'm there
type drutil tray eject
did as told... the drive made a couple of noises but no eject
its really stuck in there then. It must not be seated correctly. Is you drive just an opening like a mail slot or does it have a door
You can try to pull it out with tweezers of something similar. Turn off the MAC before doing it though
is this a laptop or a desktop
opening isn't wide enough to allow tweezers.
it's a desktop
can you turn the MAC upside down while still on and execute that same command in terminal
be careful. don' want to make things worse
nope,still not out
also no icon on my desktop
is the cd valuable
I mean, an icon showing the disk
no, not at all
put the mac back right side up and try to stick a very thin nail file or something similar in on top of the cd and press down and try to pull it out
do I need to turn the computer off first>
other option is if mac is light enough with power off pick it up with cd slot facing downwards and shake it.
finally managed to get it out, although I'm a little concerned sticking a nail file in there. But it's out. My computer is relatively new and a guilded the disk in gently.... any idea why this happened?
either it was in upside down, not seated correctly, there were 2 CDs in there on top of each other (try to eject again) or the CD was warped or mis sized
ok, well thanks for your help... would not have attempted to stick a file in the slot. Take care.