How to remove a cd stuck inside my mac?

A cd has been stuck inside my mac for almost a year. The guy at the Apple Store tried to fix it, doing all sorts of trick on the keyboard, and also using a bit of cardboard inside the slot.

Didn't work.

He said I have to send my mac for repair, which will cost a small fortune, and it's without any guarantee it will work afterwards.

So, any tips?

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The Apple Store guy was most likely right but if you are handy you can pull the drive yourself and take out about 6 screws on the drive and remove the disk. Then put it all back together and hope for the best.

Here are the instructions for removing the drive:

iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz Optical Drive Replacement

And if you need it here is a replacement drive:

Many options but choose the one you need if you still need it after pulling apart.

Good luck

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