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i have a cd stuck in my macbook pro, how can i get it out

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i have a cd stuck in my macbook pro, how can i get it out?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Danh replied 7 years ago.
Do you see a little hole on the CD drive?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Is it the whole that is elongated on the left of the cd spot?
Expert:  Danh replied 7 years ago.

before proceeding...when you hit eject...does it seem like it tries to eject but is stuck or does nothing happen at all?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the eject icon comes up on the screen but i don't hear anything happening
Expert:  Danh replied 7 years ago.

Apparently, this is a common problem with the macbook pro....forget about the hole thing.

 

Click on this link and try the different techniques that worked for other users.

 

http://www.ecstaticist.com/mac/how-i-removed-a-cd-stuck-in-my-macbook-pro/comment-page-1/#comments

 

Let me know if it works for you.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i tried the on line examples but they are not working
Expert:  Danh replied 7 years ago.
what did you try? I think you have to get a credit card or business card into the drive and push down a spring at the same time hitting the eject button.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i am trying with a credit card and i also used a razor blade edge but no luck
Expert:  Danh replied 7 years ago.
stupid question...have you tried rebooting the macbook and try ejecting after that?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
rebooted 4 times
Expert:  Danh replied 7 years ago.

Did you try this?

 

if your stuck CD is caused by a software issue, you can use the "hold down the button on restart" method to get your disc out. But that doesn't work if the problem is PHYSICAL, such as a thick or bent label.

Arthur's hint - which just helped us get out a disc the computer has been trying to eject for 2 hours - is to
(1) remove your battery so the computer has no other power
(2) wait until the computer TRIES to eject it
(3) yank the power cord before the disc can be taken back in because it failed to eject
(4) shake the computer with the disc released but not out yet

It worked for me too Arthur, thank you thank you thank you.

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Expert:  Danh replied 7 years ago.
You got it?