2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2012 10:03 AM by b j t
Lee Anne B Level 1 Level 1

Really stupid question, but how do I eject a disc from my iMac?  On my PC, there was always a button to press and the disc would pop out. 

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • 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.


    On your keyboard in the upper right-most corner is the Eject button. Above the Delete key.

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4

    Drag the disk icon to the trash can on the Dock.