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:
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.
You must boot from an installer DVD to erase the drive unless it is running Lion or Mountain Lion.
I did find the answer, hold down the trackpad and do a hard start.
I was not very clear, my bad. I had no finder or anything else. It was trying to restart and would not.
Now I need a way to erase the old Mac. I've been using Macs since 1984, and the new technology is just passing me by!
Thanks for your prompt reply!