When google fails…

…I’ll see if I can get an answer on the blog. My two year old daughter has managed to put two DVDs into the Mac Mini and I can’t get them out. Tried all the usual suspects for ejecting – eject button, F12, Cmd-E, rebooting with mouse key pressed, disc utility, terminal and drutil tray eject plus turning it upside down and no joy. Does this mean a trip to the Apple Doctor?


  1. Jason Alexander · Friday, 26 September, 2008

    As long as you don’t mind losing one or both of the DVD’s, you could try needlenose pliers. I tried to put a min-CD in my macbook pro and was able to wrangle it out with needle-nose pliers.

  2. Matt McKnight · Friday, 26 September, 2008

    One of my coworkers did this to her MacBook and it was in the shop for days. It seems like they should make it harder to do this.

  3. Matt · Friday, 26 September, 2008

    Does the drive have a tiny round hole in the front? That’s for manually opening a drive. Unbend a sturdy paperclip and push it into that hole.

  4. Joe · Friday, 26 September, 2008

    There’s a small hole near the drive that you should be able to stick a paper clip into and eject the DVD manually. Otherwise, you should be able to take the mini apart and get them out by hand.

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