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Help releasing stuck CD

I've removed the CD player/sat nav from my 159 in an attempt to release a stuck CD. Can anyone tell me if there's a manual release screw or something that I can use? I don't think it's actually jammed in it's just that the unit was powered down with it still in. Before you ask powering up and pressing eject hasn't worked. I've attached some pics just in case it helps anyone. Many thanks in advance.
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If it's the same unit as in my Brera, the manual says the CD cannot be ejected if the power is off

If you can power it up, try inserting another CD. That's how I got a disc out from the autochanger in SHMBO's car (It was a free CD from a newspaper and thinner than a regular CD)
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Did you try pressing POWER and EJECT together when it was connected up? Some players have this as a force eject. Also it may try and spit the disk out if you reconnect it.

Old link for mac CD drives that don't have a tray (like car stereos).

iMac (Slot Loading): Troubleshooting CD/DVD Eject Failures - Apple Support
Slot drives tend to need power to do anything, where as the tray type just unlock with a pin and the draw, hopefully with disk, can be pulled open by hand.

*never had a 159 so can't say specifically if there's no non-powered option.
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I don't remember specifically that combination, but I tried all sorts of button combinations. Does anyone know if there's a way to power it up again now that it's out of the vehicle?
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