6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2014 3:23 PM by stoutsm
RalphAH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

disk wil not eject

iMovie '11, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • 1. Re: disk will not eject
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,855 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.

  • 2. Re: disk will not eject
    sigridmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If all eles fails go to system preferences, "hardware", cd/dvd, put all items on "ignore" the cd will eject by itself.

  • 3. Re: disk will not eject
    Roger_Dodger_II Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If the usual sequences of pressing buttons doesn't work for you, try aiming the macbook slot towards the ground and give it a firm shake while it's trying to eject the disk. I was just getting so frustrated that the DVD wouldn't come out that I just gave it a quick shake with the cover closed during the ejecting process, and it slid right out.

  • 4. Re: disk will not eject
    seroposi Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Try also CMD+F5

  • 5. Re: disk will not eject
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,450 points)

    Can you confirm your Mac computer type. iMovie 11 will not run on the pre-2006 desktop models this forum covers, not will it run on a computer with OS 10.0.

  • 6. Re: disk will not eject
    stoutsm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you KAPPY! The Terminal app worked!!!!