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Metsphan23 Level 1 Level 1

I insert a CD "tutor microsoft classes", and it never found the cd, and its not ejecting it either. please help.

Reply by Kappy on Aug 5, 2012 5:23 PM Helpful

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.

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  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9

    reboot.  hold down the mouse/trackpad button.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    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.

  • Level 8 Level 8

    You can restart holding the mouse, trackpad, button down, drag the CD to the trashcan, find the CD in disk utility and click on it then Eject.  Anyone of those should work.

  • Metsphan23 Level 1 Level 1

    Is not even reading it, I have try a few options, and when I tried to restart It would almost not turn in on. When I put it in never read the CD nor come out.

  • cm_14 Level 1 Level 1

    you dont have to reboot it, click the icon then just hold the trackpad with your two fingers then something will pop out "eject cd" like ("eject NBA 2k13"), if there's no icon in the desktop you should call the apple support.

  • Tangoev Level 1 Level 1

    Best answer is to press the eject buton the keyboard. Top right on the MacBookPro.

     

    Sometimes a CD or DVD does not eject after viewing or playing it and it goes from the Finder.

  • sureshtrb Level 1 Level 1

    Excellent

  • Simon Allen 1089 Level 1 Level 1

    No one has mentioned the obvious.  Open Finder.  On teh left hand pane you see the external DVD player.  Click the icon next to it and it will eject the disc. This is for the Macbook Pro

  • RetiredWindowsAdmin Level 1 Level 1

    @Simon - Your obvious method is what isn't working for me and why I searched the topic. My macbook is newer and does not have an Eject Key anymore.

     

    BEST WAY -

    Pasted this in terminal:      /usr/bin/drutil eject

     

    Disk Utility wasn't showing my drive at all, until I reboot.  (The CLI way above works no matter what - no reboot needed).

  • Icurez Level 1 Level 1

    Good Question and excellent, helpful answer. Thank you!

  • Tq1 Level 1 Level 1

    After reading some of the info on how to eject, and due to all the wonderful help you all have provided to me, I am glad I am finally able to contribute something!!

    Yay!

    I found out using my Macbook Pro, I experimented for a while and guess what?

     

    Press Control E, and it actually worked.

     

    I hope someone can use this since this is my first input.

     

    Love you guys and gals!!!   

  • Tq1 Level 1 Level 1

    I posted on the last post on this subject and noticed my post posted last, not that I deserve any special awards or anything but I hope this idea can help someone whom has had problems ejecting a disc using a Macbook Pro.

     

    I TYPED IN CONTROL E, AND WALLA IT WORKED!!!!

     

  • Ranganatha099 Level 1 Level 1

    using terminal with the above said command  worked for me Thanks!

  • Me4forum Level 1 Level 1

    This was the answer man, simple and it worked; thanks, trash the other "solutions"

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