2072 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2006 3:56 AM by Rollie
i don't know if this will help, but if you go into itunes and like quadruple click really quickly the eject from your ipod, sometimes that has a tendency to eject everything that can be ejected. That worked for me on the two occasions that i have tried. but i don't know if it will work for you though but you could try it.
Have you tried the disk utility?
When it comes up, you should see 2 drives...the HD and CD/DVD
You can click on one to examine it.
If the CD/DVD drive doesn't show up at all...take it in to Apple. I had a HD issue and the nearest store was 80 miles away...but I took it in anyway to have it fixed under warranty. If you have already done 2 reinstalls (which are not recommended) then it sounds like it may be a hardware issue...
I also had a disk that would not eject no matter what I tried and I finally was successful in ejecting it by standing the Mini on its side while I pushed the Eject button on the keyboard. I don't know what made me try that, but it worked.
If you try this, be sure the power cord doesn't come out of its socket on the back of the Mini, as it is a rather loose connection.
I hate to say this, but you might be better off taking it in to Apple...I know it's a good drive down there, but there might be something wrong...if teh Eject doesn't work, and holding the mouse doesnt...wait...
Have you reset the PMU?
Unplug the unit for about 30 seconds...then HOLD the power button and plug the power back up. Release the button and then turn it on like normal and hold teh mouse button to Eject.
First, quit all applications that are using files on the disc. Then try one of these alternate methods:
Choose Apple menu > Restart and hold down the mouse or trackpad button until the disc ejects.
I am not sure if the following applies to a Intel based MAC:
If all other methods fail, you can try to eject the disk using the firmware (this may not work on all computers). To use this method, 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:
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.
Your computer starts up normally and you see the familiar Mac OS X desktop.