8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM by maureen2724
maureen2724 Level 1 (0 points)

I tried to burn a CD in iTunes 11.  No go and now I can't eject it.  Any ideas, please?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,231 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    Open Terminal and type:


    drutil eject


    If it doesn't help, press the mouse or trackpad while your Mac is starting

  • Kappy Level 10 (266,058 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.

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 (4,670 points)

    Have you tried the eject button on the keyboard just above the backspace key.

    Or if it shows on the desktop right mouse click and Eject

  • maureen2724 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.  Multiple attempts did it.  It must be a stubborn and slow learner.  Jeez!  It wouldn't comply at all this a.m.


    Happy New Year!

  • maureen2724 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot.  It took a few tries, but lift off.  I'll have to fiddle with it more later.


    Happy New Year!

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,231 points)

    You are welcome

  • Kappy Level 10 (266,058 points)


  • maureen2724 Level 1 (0 points)



    Now, if I had only put in the time to learn how to do everything sooner I'd know how to resize a ginormous photo that's in the body of an email and impossible to print out... for early tomorrow a.m.


    I always meant to spend quality time figuring things out.  Another New Year's resolution too late!