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Disc won't eject

My macbook won't eject my CD.
I've searched and tried everything thats been suggested, i've done the 2 credit card thing, i've used terminal, i've used force eject.
each time, it goes to eject, all the correct noises happen, then just before its ejected, it swallows the CD back in. Its just a normal music CD.
any help is greatly appreciated, i'm on the verge of taking it apart!!!

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    ah, you're a prick! right! cheers for that!

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1. force turnoff computer than try to eject
2. use tweezers to grab it

DO NOT TAKE APART
THIS COULD RESULT IN ELECTRIC SHOCKS

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