Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to help kristin)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to help kristin)
Reboot the computer holding the option key down, wait for the boot drive options to appear, then press the eject key on the keyboard.
When it's out, then select your boot drive and click the arrow key to boot up.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to ds store)
If these do not work, the guys at the genius Bar see and fix this problem all day, every day. They have developed some tools and techniques that work well for them. If they can fix it in under a quarter hour without requiring parts, they will do it free of charge -- in warranty or out. Be sure to make an appointment.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to ds store)
Thanks DS. Your advice worked like a charm.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to Kappy)
Thanks Kappy, ejecting through terminal is very useful. I wasn't aware of this method till now
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Kappy)
Thanks for the tip, Kappy! I was able to successfully eject the cd using the drutil eject command.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to help kristin)
I know you already had your problem answered, but this other trick worked when all the others failed. When ejecting the CD, I would tilt my macbook sideways so the CD drive was angled down at a slant while pressing my fingers up against the bottom of my mac and into the CD drive, which would push the CD out. Hopefully this works as an alternative method and it helps somebody out.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to Kappy)
This was so helpful! Every other page I found, people were just like "use the eject button or drag the icon to the trash". Umm, duh. If those worked, it wouldn't be stuck! I tried all of those before googling... Anyway, I found your post & I used the Terminal trick. The disk finally popped out! Thank you =-)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 9:40 PM (in response to help kristin)
I tried everything in this post to no avail. Then I tried jacksonbrookssharpe's suggestion (without the fingers) while hitting the eject button. Worked like a charm. Weird huh? Thanks Jack!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 3:25 PM (in response to GRam1s)
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