Model A1225 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2.4, 2.8, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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How to remove a cd from I mac

cd stuck inside

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Start up holding down the mouse button.

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I tried several different things with no luck. I tried this trick and it worked on the first try! Thanks so much!

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Tip: Make sure the CD or DVD disc is not in use. Quit all applications that are using files on the disc.

Press the Media Eject key at the top-right corner of the keyboard.

If that doesn't work, drag the disc's icon to the Trash.

If that doesn't work, restart the computer, then hold down the mouse button or trackpad button while the computer is starting up, until the disc is ejected.

To restart, choose Restart from the Apple menu.

Another fix i found

There are two levers on a slot-loading CD/DVD drive that help center a CD/DVD disc. Some CDs and DVDs have an uneven edge which can cause enough friction to prevent the disc from ejecting.

If this happens follow these steps:

Take a large paperclip and grasp it with one hand so that about three quarters of an inch, or 18 millimeters, extends beyond your fingers. Insert the paperclip into the CD/DVD slot about 1.5 inches, or 36 millimeters, from the left edge of the slot. See below.

CD/DVD Slot

With the other hand, drag the disc icon on the desktop to the Trash to force the computer to eject the disc. When you hear the disc attempt to eject, slide the paperclip to the left edge of the slot and then remove the paperclip. You should feel a little resistance from the spring loaded centering lever. See below.

Paperclip Inserted into the Slot

Once the disc has been successfully ejected, wipe the outside edge of the CD/DVD with your hands. Cleaning the edge of the disc in this way will reduce the likelihood of the disc becoming stuck again.

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i still can't get the cd out. and i tried all this $^%&.

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