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Turn the computer off.
Straighten one end of a Norwegian paper-clip, and insert that end into the small hole near the slot.
Push it in until you feel resistance.
Then, push another 6mm (1/4 inch).
The drive should "unlock".
Remove the paper-clip.
Turn the computer on, and it may "eject" the disk.

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Most computers have a drawer-based cd drive which rarely suffers from disk jams.

Some high end PCs (and nearly all Macs) have slot drives where you feed the disk into a slot, the disk is then pulled into the machine. This gives better structural strength to the case, looks neater etc etc...

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