2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2012 8:02 AM by okieh
okieh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

a cd is stuck within my old mini.

It is not shown on the desktop and not in the disk utility.


even a "drutil eject" command did not work.



I even cant get into a firmware prompt (trying to hold cmd, alt, f and o also trying 0 instead)...


Is there a chance to eject the cd with

a) either commands


b) physical power (which hole/button to push a screwdriver into?)



help needed!!!

several, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Creeper74 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    did you try 'drutil tray eject'?  i had that problem once, and adding 'tray' to the command worked for me.  good luck.

  • okieh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Creeper74,

    thanks for your suggestion.

    But i already did try all commands (and its combinations) i could get hold of (including your suggestion).


    What did help yesterday was:


    Turning the mini upside down (physically).

    This way, only after operating the system in this state for several minutes,

    force of gravity took over and pushed some internal buttons:


    The disc did show up on the desktop and could then be ejected easily...