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Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: May 29, 2016 03:15PM
White MacBook (maybe 2008?) in the Number Two Son's household:

Some urchin managed to push a CD into the optical drive slot, without realizing there was already one in there. Now there are two.

How in the world can I get them out? I tried a very sharp pair of tweezers, but to no avail. There is no eject pinhole as the old Macs used to have (and I doubt that would work, either).

/Mr Lynn



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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: beagledave
Date: May 29, 2016 03:37PM
You can try the sticky tape on credit card trick, another variation uses a putty knife with sticky tape

Good luck!
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 29, 2016 03:38PM
One at a time?
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 29, 2016 03:54PM
hemostat - no toolkit should be without one
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
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Date: May 29, 2016 04:33PM




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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: May 29, 2016 05:14PM
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hal
hemostat - no toolkit should be without one

We have a couple; can't really open them when inserted; same for tweezers.

I suspect I'll have to take off the back and remove the drive, in order to even see the CDs. . .

Guess I'll try tape and a credit card, though. Will it work with two CDs?

/Mr Lynn



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2016 05:16PM by mrlynn.
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: May 29, 2016 05:28PM
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beagledave
You can try the sticky tape on credit card trick, another variation uses a putty knife with sticky tape

Good luck!

Hey! It worked!

beagledave gets the prize!

And I get the credit! smiley-music039

/Mr Lynn
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 29, 2016 06:19PM
Quote
mrlynn
Quote
beagledave
You can try the sticky tape on credit card trick, another variation uses a putty knife with sticky tape

Good luck!

Hey! It worked!

beagledave gets the prize!

And I get the credit! smiley-music039

/Mr Lynn

But wait, did both come out simultaneously or you got them out one at a time?
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 29, 2016 06:19PM
MRF:Making you look like a hero on a budget.
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 29, 2016 06:54PM
Nice CDectomy!
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: May 29, 2016 08:14PM
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space-time
But wait, did both come out simultaneously or you got them out one at a time?

I got just one out. Then I started the MacBook, and was able to get the other out with the Eject button.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 29, 2016 10:29PM
....lure them out with cheese.....???



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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 29, 2016 10:52PM
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 30, 2016 11:52AM
After years of study, Apple came up with a fix for this problem and implemented it starting with the Retina MacBook Pro models. It also solves the problems associated with mini-CD discs. Who says that Apple doesn't listen to customer feedback.
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Re: Two CDs in White MacBook—How Do I Get Them Out?
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 30, 2016 12:45PM
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GGD
After years of study, Apple came up with a fix for this problem and implemented it starting with the Retina MacBook Pro models. It also solves the problems associated with mini-CD discs. Who says that Apple doesn't listen to customer feedback.

LOL

They also figured out some users had problems installing new RAM.
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