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How  can I release a stuck CD in DVD Drive?

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How  can I release a stuck CD in DVD Drive?

 

I have tried rebooting and pressing eject key.

 

I have tried rebooting; holding down the option key and then the eject key.

 

Any other ideas?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,005 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 2:56 PM (in response to gigoux)

    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.

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