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Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2010 5:51 PM (in response to Michael Levin)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.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2010 6:07 PM (in response to Kappy)Thanks! The thing that worked for me was to run eject.menu and select "eject" from the new little dropdown that appeared in the menu bar.
MikeIntel Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2010 8:53 AM (in response to Michael Levin)If you can't see it in the Finder you can often deal with it from Disk Utility. When that doesn't work I try the more involved ideas in this thread.Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerBook G4 15" Al, PowerBook G3 FireWire, PowerCenter Pro, PowerBook 160
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2010 9:00 AM (in response to Network 23)Yep, I tried that, and the Disk Utility wouldn't start - the beach ball of doom kept spinning and I had to force-quit disk utility.Intel Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)