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Computer will not recognize disk that is stuck in Toshida combo drive

I had a cd containing pictures, that had a designed cd label on the top. I put the cd in the drive, the computer made lots of loud noises, and the cd has now been stuck in my Mac ibook G4 for one week. My computer will not even recognize that there is a cd in the drive. I keep hitting the eject button, but it doesn't do anything. I need to be able to burn cds, so please help ASAP!! Thank you so much!

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I think you will find a pin hole in the cd cover near the button. Unfold a paper clip and insert it in the hole and that should manually eject the tray. If that is no good then the drive needs to be removed and opened to get to the label and disk.

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