Superdrive wont read or eject stuck disc

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Made the mistake of inserting an old iMovie DVD w a paper printed label which was unreadable (no alert or desktop icon) into my external Superdrive. It makes repeated noises like it’s trying to eject, but doesn’t. Tried restarting & ejecting w keyboard combos, holding down mouse at startup, & ejecting w terminal command. No luck. There’s no paper clip eject hole, so what to do now? Thanks for any thoughts.
 
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Sometimes gently tilting the drive and giving it a light shake can help dislodge the disc. If that doesn’t work, you might try pressing and holding the eject button while the drive powers up after a restart. If all else fails, a trip to the Apple Store or a tech repair shop might be necessary to avoid damaging the drive.
 

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