Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to Brandon Fairbanks)
I have had the same issue with my Macbook Pro for months now. Everything I tried did not work. And I tried all of the five steps above, repeatedly. I finally got it out today. It was a combination of the running your thumb along the seal (although I used a greeting card) and turning the computer on its side and shaking it up and down while the ejecting (or non-ejecting) is happening. I got the shaking idea from another thread about this. I did try just clearing the opening as suggested above, but it didn't work that way all by itself. So I added the shaking.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to Brandon Fairbanks)
the hard drive in the mac didn't get seated right and made the computer freak out and not want to give me my disc back for some reason. but as soon as i took the hdd out and put it back in the computer allowed me to eject the disc
Thank you SO much jnmaloof!!!! Finally, finally, finally, finally.
I had to keep holding down the eject key (after the boot screen came up). It ended up ejecting a little at a time, sliding part way out and then on a bit, and then out further again. Finally it was far enough to pull it out. (At this point I didn't want something to go wrong and so took the risk to pull it.)
Had the same problem again, but right click didn't work. Put the tapered end of a wooden chopstick between the rubber on the sides of the eject slot and slid it down slowly. This separated the rubber enough and the disc ejected when I hit the eject button. I had the problem with a CD-R, but it does not occur with a store-bought music CD,
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2014 12:31 PM (in response to Brandon Fairbanks)
After building my iMac from scratch, the optical drive failed to release my OS disc. I could hear the disc attempting to be read, but, could not proceed from that point. So, I did the right click + thumb in the optical drive maneuver and it worked straight away.
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