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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 10, 2008
    Alien object stuck in my superdrive slot!
    Hi All,

    My 2 year old has jammed something in my superdrive slot on my Macbook Pro (2gh Core Duo - 2006 model), the usual ejecting tricks are not working and the drive sounds like it's chewing plastic (ouch!).

    I'm reasonably competent at upgrading PC's but have never attempted to operate on a Mac laptop.

    What do you recommend? Get a secondhand superdrive off e-bay and install it myself (is it straight forward)?

    As above with a new drive?

    Swallow a pill and take it to an apple certified store?

    I do not have apple care.... Please help!

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    NPuter's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP
    have you tried using something like a paperclip to try and fish it out??

    "The forums are not only a place to have questions answered, they are a place to be part of a community..."

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    proxy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 19, 2007
    MacBook Pro 15", 2.4ghz C2D 4gb RAM,320gb WD Black 7.2k RPM. + iPhone 8Gb
    take a look at ifixit they will have a guide on how to do the work then its up to you also if phone an apple store the might quote u a price on the fix

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Would have a go at doing it myself. A DL DVD burner will be much cheaper than taking it say a reseller for service and then who knows maybe the laser is damaged?

    They are selling pretty reasonable on eBay and do like Pioneer as they are recognised as native.

    Here is a linkl:-

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