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DVD won't eject, isn't spinning, no icon in Finder. How to eject?

For some reason my MacBook Pro--15" model 1286--won't eject the store-bought DVD I put in it today. The DVD is not showing up on the finder and it's not spinning. I've tried restarting several times holding down the mouse button and trackpad--a force eject that I read about online. I've also gone into Terminal and typed "drutil eject" and that didn't work, but I'm not sure If I'm utilizing Terminal correctly.

If anyone knows how to get this DVD out of my computer, short of disassembly, I'd appreciate hearing about it! Thank you.

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I like the tape idea! But before I saw it I found my old Swiss Army knife and used it's tiny, thin tweezers. After a few tries, I was able to grab the disk and pull it out. Now... do I try another disk in there, or just replace the whole drive?!?


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At this point your best solution is to remove the drive--open it up and then replace the drive. Link for removal included. Try macheads solution first.

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Optical Drive Replacement

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You can always try the double sticky tape method. Find an old CD/DVD and some thin double sticky tape (like scotch tape ~3/4in wide).

Put a couple of strips close together on one edge of the CD/DVD, firmly hang on to the untaped part of CD/DVD and side it half way into the slot TAPE SIDE DOWN, angling UP so that the tape isn't grabbing yet. When it's part way in straighten or reverse tilt the disk so the tape will hit the stuck disk and adhere to it.

You want to try to snag the disk with the tape, so that you can pull it out.

I've done this with Slot Loading iMacs...

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@machead3 worked a treat:)

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dyeworks zal eeuwig dankbaar zijn.

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