Other CDs I tried afterwards ejected flawlessly. Worked for me! My MacBook was already freezing upon startup bluish white screen and the disk won't eject. It booted itself out when I waited. Thanks for the tip! Hi just had the Same issue as you guys.. I can verify this works on a new iMac also. They suggested i take it to an Apple store. Restarted my computer and in about 30 sec's out popped the disk. Another update! Put a CD into my drive that had been sent to me and it would not load or eject.
Tried re-booting many times and twice the disk image came up on the desktop. But even then, when I tried ejecting, the disk image disappeared from the desktop but the disk itself would not eject. Then I read the post above and held the MBP upside down and pressed the eject button. Out came the CD as smooth as silk!
Fire up Terminal. That should eject the DVD.
If not, you can try rebooting. If you have another mac around, connect them via firewire and boot as a target disk hold down T as you reboot the macbook with the stuck disc.
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If the stuck disc shows up on the other mac's desktop, eject it. This worked in a situation where the hard drive on the macbook was not mounting. This approach still works in , with the 2. Photonics Man.
It did not interfere with boot up. Anytime I tried to Play or Eject it I got error: I Restarted, no fix, Restarted from an external drive and ran Diskwarrior, no fix. So I tried this, and, sure enough, the disk mounted and all was normal again. I followed all the great advice and I did get the disk out but my system is still not kicking in. I'm getting a flashing question mark on my macbook. When I go to reboot the system turns off in 1 split second which makes me think the system is not on at all.
Any advice. Literally just ejected my CD using the folded business card trick so thank you for that! I also have the flashing question mark. This is due to a faulty hard disk that needs replacing! To eject, I booted with the alt option key down and selected the install disk and hit F It ejected. At that point I could put in another DVD to boot from.
This was after my internal hard drive was hosed and I couldn't boot from it. I tried with the card board insertion and it worked after a while, which was amazing. Then the user stuck another DVD back into it, I didn't have my piece of card, randomly I turned the MacBook over so that the keys were facing the ground, then pushed eject, miraculously the dvd popped straight out.
Tested the theory a few times and seems to work. Hope it helps. I have tried everything!!! When I get AppleCare on the line tomorrow I am going to rip them a new one. Wouldn't it be funny if I just spent the last three hours trying to get this disc out and realized I hadn't even put it in there in the first place? Not really Jake: Oh hysterically laughing for like 10 minutes straight Me: You didn't.
That's what you get for watching Friends you fruitball. True story. I just got off the phone with my brother after going through all of this only to have him laugh uncontrollably when he realized he had never put his Season 4 Friends disc in his MBP. Thought I should share as we used every method in this thread to try and get said disc out.
Thanks to bonesauce for posting the link to http: Inserting a small piece of cardboard no thicker than a business card into the drive while booting up was the only thing that worked. The system was trying to boot from the drive, so when the drive was stopped it went on to the next alternative. This saved me a trip to the Apple Store during this really hectic time. Hi Guys I had exactly the problem with a burned cd-rom disc stuck! Used the mouse pad button to eject when restarting but ended up getting the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning icon.
I didn't know what to do so kept turning it off with the power button 4 times i had to do this. Is it a coincidence that it rebooted into the os?? Or was i extremely lucky?? All i can say know is im going to let Time Machine backup every day Okay, for the newest MacBook, there's a great way to eject the disc with no problem! I had tried everything from Terminal commands to credit cards and this one is really easy. Restart the Mac.go here
Mac OS X - Force Ejecting a CD
Tilt at about 45 degrees towards you. You should be sitting in front of the laptop Press the eject button multiple times. Wait about seconds. If the disc does not eject, press the eject button multiple times again and the disc should eject after a while.
Use the Menu Bar to Eject Media
The trick is to be patient. If this doesn't work, do the same method while holding down the trackpad Newest Mac: Lower right corner Hope this works! I just wanted to give my thumbs up to this comment -- I had a stubborn DVD in my intel MBP and this was the only solution that worked!
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Fantastic, thanks, this was bugging me all day! I tried everything and this was seriously the only method that was able to get my CD out of the drive! The MB booted up and the CD ejected shortly thereafter like 5 seconds. I have a macbook pro bought in late It's one good solution. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! It worked a dream I had a dvd stuck in my MBP for 2 weeks, driving me mad!
It was only on the off chance I decided to have a go looking online for a solution. Shut down the laptop, hold down the track pad, and start up the MBP. Out popped the dvd I was on the verge of Ebaying this little beauty!! Just have to say thanks to the info about turning your computer upside down and holding the eject button. I thought that sounded pretty silly but it worked!!
Thanks again! We tied vitually eveything else. I wanna sound like, you know, a pi-ate cause a pi-ate can say the missing lette. Good luck.
How to eject a CD on a MAC mini with PC keyboard and mouse
I inserted a half size instruction CD that came with a bluetooth device I bought. It got stuck in my MacBook pro. I found that Macs don't accept those small disks. Nothing I did would get it out. I took it to the Apple store figuring that they would have an easy way to remove it. The Apple Genius told me they would have to take my machine in, take it apart and install a new drive.
I told him "no thanks" that I would get the disk out myself. I told him I would chance it. So, when I got home, I took a large paperclip, straightened it out, leaving one loop, slightly bent the straight end of the clip to about the depth of a CD. I inserted the paperclip with the bent tip horizontal to where I thought the center of the CD would be.