Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2011 7:37 AM (in response to thomasfrompuilboreau)
If you haven't already, try these tips: http://www.tuaw.com/2008/06/23/mac-101-get-that-stuck-disc-out-of-your-mac/
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2011 7:38 AM (in response to thomasfrompuilboreau)
Apple hardware has this great little trick built-in. If you have a working mouse and can reboot, you should be able to force eject the disc. While booting or rebooting, wait for the boot "chime" then hold down the primary mouse button. If the problem isn't mechanical this should eject the disc.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2011 8:58 AM (in response to thomasfrompuilboreau)
Here is a compilation of suggestions that I have found for what to do when the CD won't eject (most didn't work for me).
1) If it is mounted, open Disk Utility (in Applications --> Utilities) and eject from there
2) Restart holding the eject button
3) Restart holding down mouse button
4) Restart holding down Command-Option-O-F to open Open Firmware. When it opens, type "eject CD" without quotes and then "mac-boot".
5) Open Terminal and type "drutil eject".
The only thing that worked for me was #5 with the computer physically laying screen down on my desk. It turned out that the paper label on my CD was peeled off at the corner and couldn't physical eject. It seems that positioning the computer differently must have enabled the ejection mechanism to work more effectively.
I have an Intel based iMac.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2011 10:49 AM (in response to simonfromlasalle)
Thanks, Everyone. . . .
What I ended up doing was going to my local computer guy. His associate opened the drive and took out the CD. Luckily, he didn't charge me. Yeh!
I threw the CD away. . . . .
You know it. . . . . .
I wonder why there isn't a warning on those little CDs? I'm sure my MacBookPro is not the only computer that it doesn't work with.
This was an instructional CD that came with fingernail gel. I'm sure that a lot of people ended up with a repair bill.
Thanks to everyone who tried to help.
BTW, my computer seems to get a dark screen once in a while as I work on it. Sometimes it goes black and I have to press the power button. I've heard there is a recall or a class action suit on some of the power cords. How do I find out if this is the problem? Any ideas?