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Stuck dvd in superdrive

Put a dvd in my 24" mac desktop's superdrive, the computer doesn't recognize that a dvd is in. I used the eject key it doesn' t eject the dvd. How do I get this dvd out of my computer so I can us the superdrive again?

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  • wings468 Dec 06, 2008

    This did not work. 
    Do I need to start pressing the mouse button down before I hit the power button or after?
    What other options I tried both ways?

  • davidmedhall Dec 31, 2008

    dvd is blank not recognized, it wants to try to come out but will not, all the usual apple tricks tried (holding down mouse at restart and firmware method) all to no avail

  • wings468 Jan 01, 2009

    I took My Mac to Double Click Computers an Apple certified dealer in West Reading. They ended up replacing the super drive. It still was on warranty. Works great now. Thanks for the help guys!


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When you turn the computer on, press and hold the mouse button and keep holding it until the disk pops out.

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Re my last e-mail if you open the flap of the superdrive on the left hand side at the bottom you will see a little white L shape. I inserted a small screwdriver and pushed the L part that is protruding the most back I then pulled the drive out with a finger on either side of the drive and removed the disk. the drive seems to be working fine now having tested it with other discs. I assume this is the same as using a straight paper clip on a machine with a hole to activate the mechanism manually.

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