How to eject your disc?

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Last Modified: Oct 25, 2011 5:37 AM

Slot loading optical drives no longer have the pinhole next to the optical drive to eject discs. As a result, if you have a slot loading drive (as opposed to one where a tray allows you to insert the disc), you have several options to eject a disc:

 

1. Restart the machine holding down the (left, or only) mouse button.
2. Open Applications -> iTunes, and select the eject disc icon on its window.
3. Open Applications -> DVD Player and eject disc from the DVD Player.
4. On PowerPC Macs, follow these instructions on Apple's
How to article 2179

 

5. On Intel Macs, follow these instructions:
- - Open Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.
- - Type on the Terminal window

drutil eject -drive internal

 

 

6. Several third party solutions are posted here:

 

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060814211608242

 

7. Reseting the SMC as described in Apple's:

How To article 3964

 

8. Take it in for service.

 

Above all, remember this article to avoid this happening again:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2801