How can I dislodge a stuck CD from the CD/DVD drive slot?
For no reason I ended up getting a music CD lodged in my CD/DVD drive (slot). It will not come out with the usual restarting while holding down the eject key. If I try to eject it by any of the desktop, menu or keyboard options, the icon will go away as if it is ejected but the disk will continue to make a clicking sound over and over again. It will not come out. If I restart, it will continue making that sound as well. It sound as if it is about to eject but won't. I can stop the clicking by inserting a stiff piece of paper in the slot and moving it around until the disk stops clicking.
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I have tried all of the know methods to eject the stuck CD including the mouse button technique. I have since taken my iMac to a Genius Bar for their help. They said the drive had to be removed and pried apart to get the disk out. The optical drive would then have to be replaced. Problem is they said it would take 5-7 days. I can't wait that long as this is the computer I make my living on. Then I see there are no repair manuals on this web site for my unit EMC2134. Does anyone know how to take this iMac apart and reinstall a new optical drive? I can probably order one faster than the Apple store and do it myself. The warranty has already expired anyway so it's not like I would be voiding anything.
I could try the double sided tape suggestion but from what I've read, that was for having two disk stuck in one drive. I only have one disk stuck and it would appear that I would have to replace the drive anyway.
The sticky tape works with either one or two disks, even the "mini" (credit card size) disks.
I don't know who you are but you are BRILLIANT!!!! For weeks my cd drive on my Mac would not release the disc. After trying everything I took it to Mac. Well to start one of the geniuses called my perfectly good laptop "vintage" and then proceeded to tell me that they couldn't get it out and it would cost me $112 because I need a new optical drive and it probably has gone bad. Not believing a word of what was said I decided to take my laptop home. WELL...after finding your helpful suggestion with the sticky tape I finally pulled out TWO disks!! Turns out my daughter had been a little impatient and wanted to watch a Barbie movie right away lol.
YAHOO! After 3 years, and the purchase of an external drive, I FINALLY got the disc out with tape. I used gorilla tape and asked Siri to eject it at the same time. When I heard the “rrrr” I pulled. Keyboard commands had not worked. Happiness! Than you.
door Nancy Denker