Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    paper clip in disk drive?

    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2010
    Posts
    2
    paper clip in disk drive?
    My 2 year old stuck a paper clip into my disk drive on my macbook! Any ideas on how to get it out?

  2. #2
    paper clip in disk drive?
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,247
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Try turning the machine on its side and see if you can shake it out. But do it gently as it could easily become lodged inside. In the meantime, do not turn the MacBook on. Also, remove the battery before digging around.

    Regards.

  3. #3
    paper clip in disk drive?

    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2010
    Posts
    2
    I tried shaking it to get it out and nothing, any other ideas?

  4. #4
    paper clip in disk drive?
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,247
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    You may wind up having to disassemble the machine to get it out. I'm assuming you can't see it but can hear it rattling around inside?

    Disassembly instructions here.

    Regards.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How to copy a video clip to a thumb drive?
    By Fanner50 in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-30-2014, 01:57 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-10-2012, 12:18 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 11:27 AM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-09-2011, 10:36 AM
  5. Hard drive retainer clip ?
    By Hanadarko in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2009, 08:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •