2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2013 12:07 PM by topcop1
topcop1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I put a disc in my Macbook Pro.  It does not show on the Desktop or in Finder and I cannot figure out how to eject it.  It is a disc I have used in the past.


I tried opening ITune and ejecting it in the Control Menue but that does not work.



  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,855 points)

    Force eject a stuck cd/dvd



    • First try the normal methods to remove the disc. Drag its icon to the Trash can in the Dock or select 'Eject' from the File menu.


    • If you are running a virtual machine, e.g. VMFusion, ensure that the CD is disconnected from the virtual machine. This will sometimes allow the CD to now show up in Mac OS X.


    • Shut down the computer and start up whilst holding down the mouse button. This may take some time, but keep your finger on the mouse button right up until the disc comes out or the log-in screen has appeared.


    • If you have Toast Titanium installed on your computer, choose EJECT DISC from the menubar.


    • Sometimes you can successfully use the eject disc button in iTunes even if the disc is not visible to the Finder


    • Open Disc utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button.


    • Some Macintoshes have a paperclip hole that you can insert a straightened paperclip into, manually triggering the eject mechanism.


    • Open Terminal and type "drutil tray eject" to eject the disc/tray, and "drutil tray close" to close the tray.


    • If your computer has an eject button on the keyboard, restart the computer holding down the Option key. When the startup disk selection screen appears, let go of the option key and press the keyboard's eject button.



    Source: http://guides.macrumors.com/Force_Eject_a_Stuck_CD_or_DVD

  • topcop1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks...But the problem was my disc NOT appearing on the Desktop.


    I am so used to seeing the Dic Icon on the Desktop, right clicking and ejecting it that waty, I dorgot about the Eject burrot (Duh!)  It worked.  I tried inserting the Disc again and the same thing happened.  I have tossed it an have a new blank Disc and it now shows on the Desktop.


    But you gave me lots of good information and ideas.  And I appreciate it.