9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2013 1:51 PM by mende1
Roger Barre Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

I have a 2007 MBP I'm prepping for re-sale, so I accessed Disk Utility from a Lion install disk and ran Erase.  When it was all done, I didn't re-install the OS, because that requries an Apple ID, and I don't want to use mine on this machine anymore.  I want to sell it clean.

 

All I wanted to do was eject the DVD, but since it's running from that DVD, it won't let me.

 

How do I eject the DVD so I can sell the computer without anything on it?

  • 1. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    To eject the disc, go to  > Restart. Then, hold the trackpad while your MacBook is starting and your disc will be ejected.

     

    I recommend you to sell the MacBook Pro with the original Mac OS X version or at least, Snow Leopard. Also, you should give the discs that came with the computer to its new owner

  • 2. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,775 points)

    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:

     

            /usr/bin/drutil eject

     

    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.

  • 3. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    For information, only the first option of all that Kappy said works

  • 4. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,775 points)

    Actually, they all work, but all of them aren't required, only one. All aren't useful in every circumstance.

  • 5. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    I said that but applied to the case of the original poster. Sorry for the mistake ;-). Of course that the rest of options work but for other cases

  • 6. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    Roger Barre Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Thanks for the fast reply.  Hitting Restart and holding the downtrack worked.

     

    I'd be happy to install the OS, but that requires using my Apple ID, and I'd rather not have my ID on a computer that will go to who knows where.  I've wiped the drive clean with 7 passes so there wouldn't be any personal info left.  Is there a way that I can install the OS without leaving traces of me?

  • 7. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    I told you to reinstall Snow Leopard or the original OS X version that came with your computer, that don't require an Apple ID.

     

    The only thing you have to do is to insert the Mac OS X DVD, hold the C key while your MacBook Pro is starting and install Mac OS X. When the installation finishes, hold the trackpad while your MacBook is starting to eject the DVD and turn off your MacBook

  • 8. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    Roger Barre Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Got it.  I was using the Lion disk, and that did require an Apple ID.  Reinstalling now with Snow Leopard, and all's fine.  Thanks much for the advice.

  • 9. Re: Secure erased drive - can't eject disk
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You are welcome