How to eject a 3″ mini-CD from a MacBook’s SuperDrive

3" Mini-CD

I've squeezed the bastard....

Today I carelessly inserted a 3″ Mini-CD into to the SuperDrive of my beloved MacBook Pro. As the SuperDrive doesn’t accept these discs I was terrified that I’d not be able to get it out. Force ejecting the CD didn’t do much. Some sites suggested that I should resort to use a creditcard and mess around inside the SuperDrive. I regret that I did try it at first because much sensitive stuff is in there and I still didn’t get that damn mini-CD out. However, I opened the Terminal (Applications>Tools>Terminal) and typed ”drutil eject”. I repeated the command by using the up-arrow on the keyboard to repeat it and pressed enter several times. Each time the SuperDrive did it’s best to eject whatever was in there but failed. However I figured if I tilted the computer on the side with the SuperDrive facing downwards and then repeating the command time after time I might get it out. Finally the edge of the cursed mini-CD showed and as final procedure I closed the lid on my MBP and shook it until the mini-CD bastard popped out. Phew!

Tell me if you’ve got other solutions or problems and we can discuss it!


iPod from China

I drove my friend to the airport a couple of weeks ago. He was headed for China; Zhuhai, to be exakt. Never heard of it you say? Well, neither had I until my other friend went there to live on his own, making good business. When he was back here in Sweden for a month last year I bought his new iPod. I made a great deal you know; iPod Classic 80 GB for just 1 500 SEK. That’s 60 % of market price! Bought in China of course, but it was the real thing for sure!

Well, back to what I was saying. Both of my friends are now in Zhuhai and having what I believe is a good time. Here I am in the cold north; struggling to keep depression away, and sick of the darkness. But hey, I am still happy for my dudes over in the People’s Republic! Take your time to read their blog!

Oh, and I just happened to include a pic of my new iPod for you, dear readers! Just so you know, it’s the gadget that gets me through this winter…

iPod Classic 80 gbiPod Classic 80 gb

Let me recommend Videora for all your video file-to-iPod converting needs! It is simply the best and free of charge!