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Camcorder Minidisk Stuck In Imac Superdrive

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#1 mike18xx


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:24 PM

Short, boring story: My boss's niece's grandma passed away, and she inherited a camcorder (newish model) she didn't know how to operate, and sent it on to him. The 'corder can save to either flash-sticks or burn to minidisks. My boss popped the minidisk into his 20" iMac....and you can guess the rest: Stuck minidisk.

-- Is there any way to get that stupid thing out without completely tearing the machine apart? (The Esc trick doesn't work, because the iMac isn't even aware there's a disk in the drive.)

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#2 TVT


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:35 PM

Heheh. I made this mistake once. Really the only way to get the stupid thing out is to take the unit apart. If youre not comfortable with it, or dont want to void your warranty, youll have to take it in to an Apple store or a repair shop.
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#3 jcc32789


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 02:08 PM

FUNNY HA HA ANYWAY YEAH YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE YOU MAC APART I HAD KIND OF THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY APPLE MACINTOSH LC II Which I am still using today i got it through my school back in 4th grade and it works really well for it's age I got it new back in the 1990's and had no problems I only use it now as a back up computer but it runs really well...

It's in nice shape compared to my piece of crap PC



Oh by the way My LcII IS RUNNING SYSTEM 7 MY I MAC G3 RUNS OS9 That's right system 7 and os9 working very well for there age.

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