So I am trying to manually eject a Zip disk from a Zip drive. This is not a OEM Zip drive, but one made specifically for a Pentium laptop. I went to the dollar store and bought a pack of paper clips, as I probably havent had or seen a paperclip in years. Unfortunately, the paperclip would just bend under the pressure of trying to push in the eject mechanism. It could just be the dollar store paperclips are made out of inferior metal than "quality" paperclips. However, I dont want to go shopping for paperclips. Even if I find one that works, I will more than likely lose it (or the entire pack) and not be able to find one when I need it again. I have several sets of micro-screwdrivers, but while a few are thin enough, they arent long enough to reach the eject mechanism.
So my questions is, is there a tool out there that is thin enough, long enough, and strong enough for ejecting Zip disks (and CDs, etc)? I would like something that is larger than a paperclip - something I can put in a toolbox and not lose. Any ideas?
Edit: Surprisingly, there are no "zip-drive" or "tool" tags