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How do i eject a cd which is stuck inside my mac desktop?

Asked by chian (554points) January 29th, 2010

There is a cd inside my mac computer and i can not see it on my desktop which is strange nor in my finder. Even if i press the eject key nothing happens. Any ideas? Any tricks?

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jrpowell's avatar

Restart while holding the mouse/trackpad button down.

Edit :: And if you are down with the Terminal this should work too.
drutil tray eject

daemonelson's avatar

@johnpowell Yes, I’ve used the old terminal for CDs before. Tends to work.

If it doesn’t, try tweezers.

chian's avatar

terminal ? drutil tray eject? what are these things!?!?! (i am a learner)

jrpowell's avatar

Applications—> Utilities—> Terminal

Last login: Sun Jan 24 16:29:50 on ttys000
john-powells-imac52:~ johnryanpowell$ drutil tray eject
john-powells-imac52:~ johnryanpowell$

chian's avatar

ok so i got this Last login: Wed Mar 11 20:07:55 on console
iMac:~ macuser$
but how does that help me eject cd?
@johnpowell restart holding trackpad doesnt work because the dashoboard jumps up and nothing else happens!!!

chian's avatar

ok wrote drutil tray eject next to it after using my brain still doesnt work!!!!!!

bigboss's avatar

….....throw it at the wall…really really hard.

chian's avatar

found it! disk utility and then eject!!!!

jrpowell's avatar

Wait for it to go to the black screen and then press the trackpad.

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FlutherMe's avatar

Get a real computer instead of over-hyped, over-priced bullshit that is appealing simply because it is “easy” to the average user.

I love my manual Dell laptop drive. It may not be the prettiest, but in the event it gets stuck it is easy to pop open.

cookieman's avatar

@FlutherMe: Now that’s the kind of even-handed technical advice that can really help out a fellow jelly. So glad you were on hand. ~

zephyr826's avatar

this is totally not helpful, but when I first read the question, I thought it said “how do I eject a cod which is stuck inside my mac desktop?” I laughed so hard I almost cried.

cookieman's avatar

@zephyr826: Now that would just be fishy.

zephyr826's avatar

@cprevite I guess it would look something like this

cookieman's avatar

@zephyr826: So that’s what happened to all the discarded candy-colored iMacs.

Pcrecords's avatar

if the software way to eject the CD fails you, turn off the mac and insert a piece of card into the slot (keeping hold of it obviously) and tease out the CD with it.

sndfreQ's avatar

For a Mac Desktop, hold down the Power Button until the CPU shuts down; then power up while holding down the eject button on the keyboard. Keep holding down the eject button until the tray opens.

and non-Mac heads stop f*cking trolling

chian's avatar

Thanks guys i got it out, @flutherme seriousy? whats the point in writing such comments? this wasnt a discussion but a question….

FlutherMe's avatar

@chian How am I suposed to know that? Plus, I speak the truth baby

bigboss's avatar

@FlutherMe nothin better than a mac <3

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