1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 30, 2012 10:34 PM by clintonfrombirmingham
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I have a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-85J from a MBP that I bought around 2007 I think. I'm sure in computer years, it's getting on in its age. Anyway, I rent a LOT of DVDs and CDs from the library, so I don't know if it's a combination of these discs possibly being a bit thicker than normal (they used to have theft-deterrent strips on them, but no longer, so I don't know if there's other secret stuff on them now) but I'm noticing that the discs simply aren't ejecting easily. Usually have to catch them with my fingernails and grab the disc before it gets pulled back in, or in most cases, the disc barely ejects and I have to eject repeatedly until it somehow gets enough of a push to pop out.


Is the drive wearing out? I've been researching how to eject stuck discs for the inevitable day when the disc simply won't do anything, but if the actual ejector is weak, then how will force ejecting even work? While a CD in my computer would be quite the bother, I'm more concerned about it being a library disc that I'll have to pay beaucoup bucks for to replace.


Any advice?


Also, does "drutil eject" still work these days? Not sure if that's an old command or what.

MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 GHz 2GB