4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2012 12:43 PM by ds store
tseronis Level 1 (0 points)

a dvd is not ejecting from my MacBook Pro. Help!

MacBook Pro
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,907 points)

    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.

  • tseronis Level 1 (0 points)

    Kappy, none of this worked.

  • tseronis Level 1 (0 points)

    the MacBook Pro is making a repetitive noise...as if it the laptop is driving to read the DVD....it still won't eject.

  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    Hold the option key down on the built in keyboard and boot the machine.


    A row of icons appears, the disk might not appear if it's not a bootable OS X disk, keep pressing the eject key on the keyboard as this is a hardware command to eject the drive.


    Click the arrow under OS X to boot.



    If that doesn't work, hold D down for a long time on a Internet connection, Apple's Hardware Test loads, if you click reboot, it's suppossed to eject the drive regardless.