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  1. #1

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    Dec 16, 2009
    SD card in CD slot
    I inadvertently put a SD card into the CD drive of my iMac.
    Any advice before I take it to a repair shop? (Apart from don't be so stupid in future!)

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Have someone help you to lift the iMac on its side and use something like a stiff piece of cardboard to insert in the CD slot. Hold the cardboard so that it keeps the slot open and gently shake the iMac until the SD card falls out. Note: You can't attempt this by yourself since that may result in damaging the iMac if it falls.

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    pm-r's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 16, 2010
    Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
    You may also want to try using some double sided tape on a piece of heavy paper or thin cardboard and see if the SC card will stick and then pull it out.

    Or even wrap some packing tape and fold back the last part to expose its sticky surface.

    Be patient and don't get too rough!!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Dec 16, 2009
    Thanks guys, got it out.

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