4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 8:57 AM by mende1
ky182 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I tried inserting a minature dvd / cd into my Mac Book Pro' s drive and the drive never grabbed it nor will it push it out.  Is there a way to force the drive to eject?


iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion
  • 1. Re: removing a minature disk from disk drive
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You can't use that type of CDs on a MacBook Pro.

     

    Although I think you won't be able to eject that disc, open Terminal and type:

     

    drutil eject

     

    If it doesn't work, press the trackpad while your computer is starting. If nothing works, take the Mac to an Apple Store to get the SuperDrive replaced

  • 2. Re: removing a minature disk from disk drive
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,965 points)

    No method will help you to eject that disk, because mini optical disks are not supported by the slot-loading drives. It never engaged with the mechanism, so it's just sitting in the bay. In fact, forcing the drive to go through the motions of ejecting a disk could actually damage the drive.

     

    You need to take the machine to Apple and see if they can help you get it out.

  • 3. Re: removing a minature disk from disk drive
    ky182 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks everyone for replying.  I found another post after posting the question that suggested, turning off the computer and gently shaking with the drive opening down.  The disk just fell right out...whew...

  • 4. Re: removing a minature disk from disk drive
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You are so lucky. You must know that SuperDrives aren't compatible with those mini discs, and that in most of the cases, they can't be removed