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How force eject disc

75230 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2014 12:31 PM by Honeycrisp_Hardware RSS
  • schmedrake Calculating status...
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    Dec 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.

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    Dec 19, 2013 8:09 PM (in response to jnmaloof)

    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.)

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    Jan 24, 2014 6:35 PM (in response to Mactopman)

    This worked like a charm.  Thank you. 

  • jhnmorely Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2014 6:37 PM (in response to jhnmorely)

    This = right-clicking on the mouse during Restart

  • jhnmorely Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2014 3:26 AM (in response to jhnmorely)

    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,

  • 655Jack Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2014 9:22 PM (in response to jnmaloof)

    Jnmaloof...it worked! Thanks!!

  • Honeycrisp_Hardware Calculating status...
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    Mar 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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