Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 1:01 AM (in response to macclint)
Reboot the machine holding the command and s keys down, you'll see a black screen with white type, when it ends, clear any extra sssss... and type this and press enter after each.
You can also try
from the Terminal.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 1:30 AM (in response to macclint)
when you are restarting wait for the apple noise and hold eject or go in safe mode holding shift while it is turning on. If you are going to put it is safe mode restart it and hold shift and when a bar is filling up just let shift go and login and eject or also go in terminal and type
and try to eject it then and if it doesnt work restart adn try if that doesnt work restart it in safe mode and it should go out thats what happend to my freind
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to ds store)
Tried this and got some interesting results. In the 'black screen with white type' I tried what you suggested, but the drive did nothing.
If I do the 'drutil eject' thing from the terminal I get the usual drive noises, as though it's checking for a disk, but nothing comes out.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to macclint)
I get the impression that the drive is checking for a disk when you attempt a forced eject, and then it doesn't find anything, so ti stays put.
Any thoughts on upgrading the firmware to try and get the drive to recognise the disk?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to macclint)
The standard stuff
For the sake of being complete, let’s start out simple. When a disc won’t eject from your Mac, try the following: 1.) Press and hold the Eject key, 2.) Right-click on the disc icon on the Desktop and select “Eject” from the menu, 3.) Drag the disc icon to the Trash. No luck? Read on for more tips!
Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities) and select the troublesome CD or DVD in the sidebar. Click the Eject button at the top of the window.
Launch Terminal (Applications > Utilities) and copy the following command: drutil eject
Restart your Mac and hold down the left mouse button (or trackpad if you have a laptop) as it boots up. Keep pressing it until the login screen or desktop displays.
Tilt and shake
Pick up your Mac laptop and tilt it so the CD/DVD drive is pointing downwards. Restart and hold the Eject key down while gently shaking the computer up and down.
The self-fixing Mac
Shut down your Mac, turn it back on, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Make sure the power cord is plugged in as you do this and the disc just might pop out on its own.
Disrupt the spin
If you listen carefully, you can probably hear your optical drive powering up & down over and over again. As long as the disc spins, it’s not coming out. The first step is to get your hands on a very thin piece of cardboard or even a folded business card (so it’s twice as thick). Now restart your Mac and hold down the mouse/trackpad button as you poke the cardboard inside the SuperDrive slot. The goal is to slip it above the CD or DVD — towards the left side of the drive — and gently jiggle it around to put pressure on the disc. You might have to continue this for up to a minute or so, but it often works when all other methods fail.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to macclint)
Are you near an Apple store where you are? The guys at the Genius Bar get stuck CDs out all day every day, and they are really good at it. As long as they don't have to do anything too expensive, like replace your drive, they generally do it for free.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2012 3:19 AM (in response to macclint)
Phoned AppleCare, the rep decided to put me through to Customer Services, who asked to me take my MacBook to my nearest Apple Store for an assessment. They concluded the drive was faulty, and Apple made an exception and replaced it free of charge! Awesome service from Apple.