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MacBook Pro not recognizing disk or ejecting

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I inserted a disk into my computer, and nothing happened. No spinning or anything. There's no disk icon on my desktop. It won't eject either. I tried the trackpad and F12 during startup but nothing happened. Help!
MacBook Pro
  • rblink Calculating status...
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    May 14, 2010 9:40 PM (in response to meggles25)
    did you get an answer about ejecting disc? i can't either and i tried all these things below except the last one (because i couldnt get my mac to start like it describes). it was an installation disc for paralles 5.0 which installed fine, but the disc doesn't even show up on devices! how do i eject it??

    Ejecting a CD or DVD when all else fails
    If you've tried all the usual methods of ejecting a CD or DVD from your computer's optical drive, there are some other methods you can try.

    First, quit all applications that are using files on the disc. Then try one of these alternate methods:

    Open Disk Utility (in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder), select the disc, and choose File > Eject.
    Choose Apple menu > Restart and hold down the mouse or trackpad button until the disc ejects.
    If your drive has an emergency eject hole, put the computer to sleep and insert a large, straightened paper clip in the small emergency eject hole of the drive (the location varies, depending on the drive). Push firmly until the disc ejects.
    If all other methods fail, you can try to eject the disk using the firmware. (This may not work on all computers. For example, it does not work on Intel-based computers.) The steps below describe how to start up and briefly use the computer with only the firmware loaded, not the standard Mac OS X interface.
    To eject a disc using firmware:
    Restart the computer.
    When you hear the startup sound, press and hold the Command-Option-O-F keys. (The Command key has an Apple on it.)
    Release the keys when you see a white welcome screen.
    At the prompt, type:
    eject cd

    Press Return, then wait a few seconds. The disc drive should eject the disc, and "ok" appears on the screen when the action is complete.

    Press Return.
    Your computer starts up normally and you see the familiar Mac OS X desktop.
    Macbook Pro 13 inch laptop, Mac OS X (10.6.3)


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