HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 15"

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    hi guys! i really need your expert advise. my 2 year old daughter stuck a paper businness card on the CD slot on my powerbook G4 15" 1.5Ghz laptop. how can i get it out? please please please i really need your help. thank you so much.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 1

    have you tried flipping the laptop over so that the business card just falls out?
     
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    yep! did that sir but still it wont come out. huhuhu!
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive

    I suggest you bring it to the nearest apple service center asap.
     
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    HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 15

    Tweezers? How about a vacuum cleaner?
     
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    If you haven't brought it to a service center yet, powerdown your powerbook... try and shake it gently if you hear the business card tilt it to the side and try to gently take it out with a pair of tweezers...that is if and only if you can see it! and think that you can reach it if not wait and just bring it to a service center...
     
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    lol i stuck my debit card in my car's cd player before...an accident i swear!! the player spat it out after i turned it off and on
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4

    I recommend:

    -Power it off.
    -Use a vacuum cleaner attachment to try suctioning out the business card.
    -Have someone hold the attachment while you gently shake the PBook CD Drive side down
    -If all else fails, go to an Authorized service center.
    -A friend of mine once had the misfortune of having his kids treat his Mac Mini as a Piggy Bank and deposited as sorts of US coins into it. Mac Geniuses had it back to him in a few days.
     
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    If the Mac was any bit polite it would give you a business card back!

    Try using ear tweezers, the ones they use to pick out wax.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive

    insert another card.

    this time stick it with a double sided tape to attach the card inside and pull it out.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 1

    i wonder how much an apple service center would charge for this job? :confused:
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 1

    I think it would be safer to just bring your mac at a nearest apple service center.
    Inserting a tweezer might damage some internal parts.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 1

    shake gently / tilt your laptop so that the card more or less drops nearer towards the slot then do DON2003's advice - really great and simple solution just as long you take care not to gummy up the drive's insides by poking the adhesive all over.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! ... of my powerbook G4 15

    Try folding a strip of masking paper and slide it thru, maybe the card would stick on it as you pull it out. Be careful on the lens though.
     
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    problem of using any adhesive is you might smudge some on the lens.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 1

    ynzal charged me php500 before on a non-warranty unit. a friend inadvertently stuck a cd with a sticky note on it..
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 1

    Just bring it to a services center. Any DIY solution might cost you more in the long run. my 2 cents
     
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    Re: HELP!!! My daughter inserted a businness card on my cd drive of my powerbook G4 1

    Inserted a call card with double-sided adhesive for the business card to adhere to it. Don't worry about the risk of getting adhesive to hit the lens. If it does, take it to service center. If it doesn't you save a trip to the service center. In other words try everything you can before bringing it to the service center.
     
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    what i did was put another business card in. or at least a prepaid load card. i placed some double sided tape on it. as soon as the two sticks together, 1st push it deeper, the pull it out slowly. a flashlight and magnifying lens will make it easier for you to see eveything
     

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