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Disc stuck in Macbook Pro
m0zes 
17/8/08 9:53:08 AM
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Howdy all

I've got a slight problem with my macbook pro. Went to watch a movie this morning, inserted dvd, disc spins up, nothing happens - movie doesn't start and disc icon does not appear on desktop or finder. So i restart and now the system hangs at rEFIt menu screen during booting, clearly trying to read the disc but it can't. Any suggestions on getting it out greatly appreciated? I've already tried the force eject [hold mouse click whilst booting] with out any success.

cheers


Edited by m0zes: 17/8/2008 10:42:54 AM

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The_Psychonaut 
17/8/08 12:21:44 PM
Champion

This may help: http://www.silvermac.com/2006/dvd-stuck-in-macbook-pro/

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m0zes 
17/8/08 1:13:26 PM
Champion
Holy smokes psycho that did the trick, you've just saved me a good deal of time many thanks to you, everyone big pat on the back for psycho. Apple really should put some kind of mechanical force eject system into their drives.

cheers


Edited by m0zes: 17/8/2008 1:15:30 PM

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zebra 
17/8/08 4:24:50 PM
SuperHero
Titan


Quote by m0zes
Apple really should put some kind of mechanical force eject system into their drives.

cheers


Edited by m0zes: 17/8/2008 1:15:30 PM



+1. I've run into a few situations where I could really have used the same thing!

z

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The_Psychonaut 
17/8/08 9:19:19 PM
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Glad I could help :)

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Cpt. Lock 
18/8/08 8:49:22 PM
Banned

funny most DVD drives have a hole where you can stick a straightened paper clip in to manually eject the disk

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Jeruselem 
19/8/08 11:19:36 AM
Guru

Quote by Cpt. Lock
funny most DVD drives have a hole where you can stick a straightened paper clip in to manually eject the disk



Yeah, even the one in my ASUS laptop has a small hole for that. Never had to use it yet.

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Linux_Inside V2 
19/8/08 12:59:27 PM
Immortal

Quote by Cpt. Lock
funny most DVD drives have a hole where you can stick a straightened paper clip in to manually eject the disk



The drives in Apple machines would too, I'm not drilling a hole in my computers chassis though, I've never had a stuck disc that the old boot holding the mouse button trick didn't work for.

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SquallStrife 
20/8/08 10:53:16 PM
Titan

Neat, but stopping the spindle from doing its thing is hardly an elegant solution.

Does the MBP disk drive not have the little concealed button like the G3 iMac did? You shouldn't have to drill a hole to get at it.

Edit: iMac's hard-eject button was actually accessible through the disk slot.

Edit: Spelling


Edited by SquallStrife: 20/8/2008 10:53:33 PM


Edited by SquallStrife: 20/8/2008 10:54:22 PM

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wilsontc 
21/8/08 10:17:42 AM
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If you restart and hold the mouse button down, it usually ejects the disc too I've found.

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SquallStrife 
21/8/08 5:12:54 PM
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Quote by wilsontc
If you restart and hold the mouse button down, it usually ejects the disc too I've found.



I think they tried that, but the disk is so catastrophically "bad", the system still won't eject it.

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Linux_Inside V2 
21/8/08 5:29:58 PM
Immortal

Tilt it at 45 degrees with the drive facing down and see,

Also, the manual eject might be accessible by the drive door with enough fiddling, I'll have a look at mine tonight for you.

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