dvd stuck in drive/ software remedies don't work. How to remove?
How to eject a dvd stuck in the drive?
DO NOT remove the disk by force.
All Apple keyboards have an eject key, usually located in the upper right corner of the keyboard. Press the eject key to eject the CD or DVD from the drive.
On any keyboard, press and hold the F12 key until the CD or DVD is ejected from the drive. This may take several seconds.
Click on the desktop icon for the CD or DVD, and drag it to the trash.
Some applications, such as iTunes, Disk Utility, and Toast, have an eject command in a menu or toolbar. Launch the application and use the eject command to eject the CD or DVD.
When all else fails, click and hold the mouse button while restarting your Mac.
If this fails I have other more involved options, please let me know.
Well, you can always try a thin pair of tweezers. If that doesn't work, try taking it to the nearest Apple store- they might be able to get it out. If you're feeling adventurous, you could take the Mini apart to get the disc drive, which could then be opened following this method.