3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2009 2:47 PM by tcampbel1965
as;dlkfj; Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I inserted a music CD+RW into the Superdrive, and can't eject it. It isn't being recognized in Finder or Disk Utility, so I can't force an eject, and the keyboard eject key doesn't work as well.

Anybody know of a way I can force it to eject?

Thanks much!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (255,855 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.
  • as;dlkfj; Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Restart + left mouse button did the trick.

    Thanks!
  • tcampbel1965 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I had to use terminal. any idea why this would happen? a bit worried about my 4 other macs now running snow leopard. (the disk worked fine before and still works on a windows computer