5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2013 2:18 PM by Kappy
CantThink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there,


I know that this question has been aksed already, but I still can't find a solution to my problem.


I have followed these instructions:

"Boot from the original OS installer disk and do an Erase & Install.


When the Mac reboots into Mac Setup Assistant Quit and shut it down.


When the New Owner Boots it up it's a brand new Mac... just like when you got it."

Which went perfectly fine.


It's just that now, I the disk is still inside the Mac, and I need to get it out and put it back in the case. The eject button has no affect wen veiwing the setup, and I don't want to enter my Apple ID to return to the desktop to install it... Unless there's a way to remove my Apple ID once I've set it up to get the disk out?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,730 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.

  • ComputerFixer Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    couldnt you also use the recovery partition's Disk Utility to eject the disk?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,730 points)

    Not running Snow Leopard. There is no Recovery HD for Snow Leopard.

  • ComputerFixer Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    oh....  i see the problem...  the Snow leopard disk is IN  the computer....  should have caught that...    is it possible to eject drives from the command-D drive select menu?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,730 points)

    What COMMAND-D menu? For a Snow Leopard system the boot manager menu is opened by holding down the OPTION key during startup. However, I don't recall you can eject a disk from that menu. The 'D' key by itself initiates the AHT on some models.


    You can boot into Single-user Mode and use Unix commands if you know which they are. For example, you can eject a CD/DVD with the command "diskutil eject /dev/disk1".