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    MacBook disk drive getting really angry at me

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    MacBook disk drive getting really angry at me
    Okay. Now, this was rather stupid of me, but last year I had left a copy of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 in my MacBook's disk drive. It was jostled around in there for a couple weeks, and when one day I actually had to put something IN my disk drive, it got really angry at me. Like, UBER angry. I pressed the eject button, and it made noises like it was ejecting, but then it sucked the disk back in. This repeated until I got so fed up with the darn thing that I took a knife and put it under the disk, pushing it up and letting it eject.

    But now, my MacBook has learned from its mistakes. Now I have my brand new copy of Spore stuck in the disk drive, and it DOES NOT want to let go. I don't want to knife up my copy of Spore, so its like it is holding a hostage. Has anyone had experiences like this, and can you tell me what you did? I wouldn't want to take Mr. Mac to the repair shop.

    P.S. - I've done all the stuff with Disk Utility and Unix, but to no avail.

    Thanks!
    Jearb

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    MacBook disk drive getting really angry at me
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    I assume you have just one disk in there (I hope)

    Restart and hold down the main mouse button, that is the standard way to eject stubborn disks

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    MacBook disk drive getting really angry at me

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    I tried that, but it just sucked it back in.

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    MacBook disk drive getting really angry at me
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    Did you get a change to grab it before that greedy mac took hold of it again

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    MacBook disk drive getting really angry at me

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    No, he won't let it slip out far enough.

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    MacBook disk drive getting really angry at me
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    Something in there must be blocking it.

    You may have to take it in for repair or if you are brake

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacB...lacement/86/9/

    get the drive off and remove its lid and blow away anything in there that looks like it is blocking the eject. It may also be the case that the drive just needs positioning correctly

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