Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2011 2:08 PM (in response to wve Rich)Five ways to eject a stuck CD or DVD from the optical drive
Ejecting the stuck disc can usually be done in one of the following ways:
1. Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the left mouse button until the disc ejects.
2. Press the Eject button on your keyboard.
3. Click on the Eject button in the menubar.
4. Press COMMAND-E.
5. If none of the above work try this:
Open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder. At the prompt enter or paste the following:
If this fails then try this:
Boot the computer into single-user mode. At the prompt enter the same command as used above. To restart the computer enter "reboot" at the prompt without quotes.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2011 2:48 PM (in response to Kappy)Thanks for these suggestions. However, none of them work. Keep in mind that I CANNOT BOOT the computer in any mode that I know of. It's not recognizing either of the two internal disk drives. My situation is not that I have a "stuck" disk that I need to eject; I need to open a CD/DVD tray so I can insert a bootable disk to check things out on the system.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2 x 2.66 GHz; 2 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2011 4:44 PM (in response to wve Rich)Boot with Option pressed. You should then be able to use the Eject key or Command-Period.Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 3GS 4.2.1
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2011 7:21 PM (in response to Malcolm Rayfield)Lastly, the true desperation move is to remove the DVD drive, apply straightened paper clip to little hole in face, pull open the tray, insert DVD, close tray, re-assemble, hold down Option at Startup.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2011 1:01 AM (in response to wve Rich)Hello
I have the same problem I just need to get the door open to use my install disc to sect another drive to start. What did you do to solve the prblem?
Dick2.8Quad 8 core/2 23" Cinema/14 Gig Ram/4 Int 500 HD/4USB PCI-e 2port PCI-x eSATA, Mac OS X (10.5.8), imac 2.5 Gig Ram/6Ext sataHD/3 Ext firewire HD//Macbk Pro 4gig ram
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2011 6:52 AM (in response to wve Rich)
I was just having a problem getting a DiskWarrior CD to eject on restart. MacPro wouldn't start in single user mode, holding down the eject key on startup, option on startup, left mouse button... What did work was unplugging my keyboard from my Cinema Display and plugging it directly into the MacPro. Normal startup options were then available.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to Malcolm Rayfield)
Thanks Malcolm, this worked for me to get a DVD in even though my machine couldn't boot past the blue screen (that comes after the grey screen).
Sadly putting in an OSX install disc didn't do anything when I then rebooted.