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    Help, disk stuck and thinkin I need a new DVD drive..

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    Help, disk stuck and thinkin I need a new DVD drive..
    Hello fellow Mac users. My brother is decided to get rid of his old Powerbook G4 (12 inch I believe, it has the disk loader on the right side). But, I guess he got a disk stuck in the drive. We have tried everything to get the little sucker out of there, but nothing works. So now I am thinking either:

    A. Take the laptop apart (yikes) and try and get the drive apart to remove the disk

    or

    B. Take the laptop apart (yikes) and try and just replace the drive.

    Are there any specifications you have to meet when selecting a new drive? Does it have to be the same model? Will you install any software?

    Any advice/tips appreciated, thanks!

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    Help, disk stuck and thinkin I need a new DVD drive..

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    Help, disk stuck and thinkin I need a new DVD drive..

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    i'm not sure if this will work on your power book but i assume it will... try restarting the machine and i think you hold the apple key down, correct me if i'm wrong while it's restarting and that should eject the cd...

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    Help, disk stuck and thinkin I need a new DVD drive..

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    Try holding down the mouse button while powering up. If that doesn't work I suggest that you tale it to an Apple store and get it fixed if you still have Apple Care on the machine.

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    Help, disk stuck and thinkin I need a new DVD drive..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstewart12a View Post
    Try holding down the mouse button while powering up. If that doesn't work I suggest that you tale it to an Apple store and get it fixed if you still have Apple Care on the machine.
    Correct, it's the mouse button.

    Is this a Full Sized CD or one of the Mini CD's? Reason I ask is many try to put the mini cd's in slot load drives and they get stuck.

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