Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2011 8:37 PM (in response to kayceem4)
- eject discs using the F12 or eject key on the keyboard.
- If the disc will not eject try dragging the disc icon to the trash.
- If the disc will still not eject, holding down the trackpad or mouse button after restarting the computer should also eject a disc. (As suggested by Ben Rigsby)
- If the disc continues not to eject, reset the Power Manager (PMU) or System Management Controller (SMC) and try steps 1-4 again.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2011 2:46 PM (in response to kayceem4)
I really appreciate all the help from the both of you, but I tried all of your suggestions and it still isn't working.
It doesn't even recognize that there's a CD in there.
Is there anything else I can do?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to shldr2thewheel)
Same story for me. I put an older CD in with various data file types I meant to copy to my hard drive and it just swallowed it--Finder doesn't recognize there is a disk in the drive, none of the fixes above work...what could have happened?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 9:29 PM (in response to gdkaufma)
Try opening Terminal and type: drutil eject
If it still doesn't eject, then open Disk Utility. Do you have a Superdrive listed below the Mac HD? If you do, click on it and then click the eject icon at the top of the window. If you don't, did you reset the SMC? If you reset the SMC already, check to see if the Superdrive is listed in System Profiler or System Report. If it isn't, it's time for a repair. If it is, then try in a new user (I doubt it would be user specific if you can't even eject it from Startup Manager or while holding the mouse/trackpad button during startup).