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    chelle
    chelle  977 forum posts
    9 Jan 2012 - 1:31 AM

    Hi all!

    I have a problem that really needs fixing asap.
    I have to write a disc for tomorrow, so I just inserted a blank dvd into my macbook pro laptop and the computer has not picked it up. So the disc is literally stuck in my machine!
    Because it's not recognising the disc I can't force an eject or anything! I really need to get this dvd finished by tomorrow so any help on getting this dvd out of the macbook would really help me!

    Thankyou in advance!

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    pabloisme
    pabloisme  4565 forum posts England
    9 Jan 2012 - 6:51 AM

    is there a small hole in or very near to the dvd drawer?

    you dont usually need to turn off your unit, but you can.


    Locate your DVD player's manual Eject button. It is usually a small hole located underneath the DVD drawer.

    Insert a stiff wire-such as a paperclip or safety pin-into the hole. Push gently and the drawer should open partway. Gently pull the drawer the rest of the way open.

    Pentoo
    Pentoo  3 United Kingdom
    9 Jan 2012 - 7:25 AM

    On a mac (laptop) power off, push down both front corners of the mousse pad. Hold down and turn on, disk will eject in a few seconds.

    Hope that helps, if not get back to me.

    Last Modified By Pentoo at 9 Jan 2012 - 7:26 AM
    robthecamman
    9 Jan 2012 - 9:48 AM

    switch off then on it will show disc

    Pentoo
    Pentoo  3 United Kingdom
    9 Jan 2012 - 9:55 AM

    Hi, Mac book pro use the; MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-868 drive. This drive is notorious for not recognising disk media, if not recognised then the only way is to eject the disk at boot-up as mentioned.

    digicammad
    digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Jan 2012 - 4:50 PM

    As mentioned, if the drive has a small hole in the front a paper clip is probably the easiest way to open it.

    chelle
    chelle  977 forum posts
    16 Jan 2012 - 5:42 PM

    Thanks all for the help. I couldn't manage to get the disc out. Luckily I took out extended warranty so Apple changed the optical drive for me while I waited, and everything is ok now. Smile

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