Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to illeatyou7)
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 ModeratedMar 23, 2013 9:29 PM (in response to illeatyou7)
Tried them all. If anymore, I believe the cd is "stuck" in the laptop ?
Whenever I tried them all. it does this:
**makes weird noises*
**Makes more weird noises*
And then the video for the CD pops up.
I cant go to the genius bar anytime soon. Because the nearest one is 3 hours down.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 9:45 PM (in response to illeatyou7)
Also, My follow up question is, Should I go to the genuis bar ?
Where else can I get this fixed ?
I want the CD to be back in one piece, since it is my mothers wedding day photos.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 3:06 AM (in response to illeatyou7)
If you are mechanically inclined, you may take the optical drive out of the MBP and open it to take out the CD. It will require a #00 Phillips driver. Instructions for the extraction of the drive can be gleaned from videos on the OWC website and picture instructions on the iFixit.com website.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 10:12 PM (in response to illeatyou7)
I had the same issue, I tilted my macbook on its side while pressing the eject button and shook it gently up and down trying to use gravity to help the disc eject. This worked and the cd poped out.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2013 12:05 AM (in response to DannyDee11)
I just have to say thank you! My disk has been stuck forever and I did all of those above 5 steps, but tilting it to the side did the trick! You have no idea how frustrating this has been for me, so I am glad its finally worked.
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