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Thread: Mini disk stuck in IMAC

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    new York


    Dumb question. I put a mini disk (business card) into my IMAC disk slot without realizing that it cannot handle it. Now its stuck. I've tried all the usual - hold the mouse down when you start - paper clip in the drive, etc. i sthere anything to do aside from brining it in? I;ve never opend my IMAC. Can I retrieve it myself?

    Thanks for any gyidance anyone can give me.

    feeling stupid.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Peoples Republic of Lawrence, KS, US


    You'll have to either open the case, or take it to a techie, to retreive the mini-disc.

    You could try holding the powered down mac with the CD slot pointed downward, and give it a shake. Don't drop it..........

    good luck

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Menomonie, Wiscompton, USA


    I had a professor on my campus do that with her Ti-Book.

    I managed to open the case and spin the disc around until the CD drive could grab it to eject it.

    With your iMac, you'll probably have to remove the drive, open it up, and remove the disc manually.

    If you search around the Apple site, I believe they have the service manuals available to the public, you could check the take apart instructions there, but beware, you may be voiding your warranty.

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