Drag the cddvd icon to the trash, reboot the mac and hold down the mouse button, or the eject button on your keyboard. Select the disc you want to eject, then choose file eject disc. I pulled the superdrive away from the imac and plug into my windows pc sitting next to me, boot up, and bingo the disc got ejected when windows was up and running. Press and hold the f12 of the function keys from the keyboard until the cd drive pops out. Glenn kunzler oct 24, 2012 while optical discs are swiftly falling out of fashion, especially within apple products, many apple users still own products with optical drives and at some point a disc will probably get stuck in that drive. I pressed eject because clearly something was wrong. Your computer starts up normally and you see the familiar mac os x desktop. Single click on dvd drive, and eject button will appear at the top. How to eject a cd that doesnt show up on the desktop on a mac. Cd wont eject from macbook pro i put a cd in my mac and downloaded it in my itunes, but now i cant eject the disk. Unlike windows pcs, macs don t allow you to remove cds simply by opening a mediadrive door or ejecting a disc from a slotloading drive. After i finally got it to eject by using the aforementioned method, i reinserted the dvd to see if it would workand it worked fine. I have my computer set to a single click to highlight things, and a double click to open things.
In my experience, the optical drive is often the first thing to fail on macs, at least around my house. According to the help site, for a cd drive that wont accept a disk. If the stuck disc still wont eject, fully shut down your computer. Windows 10 does not give me the option to eject external. If this is the case, you can try ejecting from within your virtual machine or you can disconnect the cddvd drive from the virtual machine and your macbook should regain control allowing you to eject the disc using the eject button. I was about to give up, then i suddenly had an idea. Just close system preferences, wait a few seconds for the system to notice the update, and you should be able to eject. I bought it used and it was the first time i put it in my computer. If the disc will still not eject, try holding down the trackpad or mouse button after restarting the computer. Press the eject key to eject the cd or dvd from the drive on any keyboard, including those originally designed for use with a windows pc, press and hold the f12 key until the cd or dvd is ejected from the drive.
My disc wasn t stuck, but the eject button on the keyboard would not work. However, if it didnt work for you, restart while holding the option key to open up the startup manager. Restart the mac and after the chime press and hold down the left mouse button left corner on your touch pad. Jun 07, 2017 if the disc will not eject, try pressing the eject key on the keyboard. I have tried logging out and back in and restarting the. Guess that it is a good idea to use both windows and mac together. Mar 03, 2006 the specific dvd was the sims 2 dvd game. Use terminal the terminal will be helpful when the superdrive won t eject disc or disk isn t even recognized by the disk utility. Now it won t start indexing the disk the next time you connect, so you won t have the problem again in the future.
But some others also suggested the lens might require cleaning. Nov 01, 2009 my mac pro tower computer doesn t seem to have an eject button for its cddvd drive. So then i tried command e and clicking the eject option from itunes. Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Putting a flat blade screwdriver in the slot and gently twisting it to move the metal case up allowed it to eject. They have tried holding down the mouse on start up but with.
Here are 10 methods proven to eject any stuck cd or dvd without wasting your money and time in sending your macbook to apple repair center. Ive tried rebooting, tried the credit card trick which worked but once i inserted another cd it resorted to not ejecting. Sometimes the vm will actually have control of the superdrive. To lock your mac s screen, simultaneously press the following keys. Dvd wont play supported disc not available error fixed. For the sake of being complete, lets start out simple.
First, try dragging the disc from the desktop to the trashcan in the dock. Jul 06, 2008 press return, then wait a few seconds. How to backup macbook pro to external hard drive, pro magic. Many apple users still own products with optical drives and at some point a disc will probably. I can hear the disc trying to eject but its just not happening. Oct 25, 2009 i put a cd in, and first it didn t even recognize there was a cd in there.
The next one i buy apparently wont have an optical drive, so dont. Aug 23, 2017 there has only one key on the keyboard to eject cd or you have to do that in os itself. For the really stuck disc, there are some terminal commands you can use to force eject it. Any external volume connected to your mac shows up on your desktop. Turn off the external optical drive and disconnect it from the mac. Unlike windows pcs, macs dont allow you to remove cds simply by opening a mediadrive door or ejecting a disc from a slotloading drive. If youre unable to successfully eject the disc from your mac using any of the regular methods, you can try ejecting it while restarting your computer. Here are few other tips you can try if cd is not ejecting properly. I inserted a dvd into my macbook pro, it said it was a blank disc, even though it wasn t, and asked what to do. So lets follow these steps to find which works for you. This will trigger the system to eject your disc before os x begins loading.
Cd most of the time, im extremely happy with apples decision to make all. Ive reinstalled the superdrive and checked to make sure there werent obstructions in the slot. When the cd tried to eject it would hit the metal and get pulled back in. If the disc will not eject, try dragging the disc icon to the trash. Troubleshooting how to eject a stuck dvd from macbook. Just follow the steps below to force the disc to be unstuck in macbook pro s superdrive. In fact, macs wont eject discs while theyre in use by an. The ultimate guide to ejecting a stuck disc from mac superdrive. There is a layer of plastic which you will need to push through to remove the screw. To lock your macs screen, simultaneously press the following keys. Now it wont start indexing the disk the next time you connect, so you wont have the problem again in the future. Insert the screwdriver into the manual eject hole and turn anticlockwise to release the disc.
The ultimate guide to ejecting a stuck disc from mac. You can check this by putting the disc upsidedown on a flat surface. Click the finder icon in the dock to open a finder window, then in the finder sidebar, click the eject button next to the discs name. In the event that a disk has become stuck in your macintosh computer, there are several steps you can take to try to force it to eject. Insert the flat blade screwdriver tip into the lip between the tray and the case of the drive. Your mac should eject the disc before it finishes starting up. I tried the restart thing while holding down my mouse button, but im not sure i even did it correctly. When a disc wont eject from your mac, try the following. Get help with the slotloading superdrive on your mac. Nov 07, 2007 mac os x force ejecting a cd this document provides information on force ejecting a cd from your mac.
Rightclick on the disc icon on the desktop and select eject from the menu, 3. In fact, macs wont eject discs while theyre in use by an application or process. Ejecting the stuck disc can usually be done in one of the following ways. How to eject a stuck cd dvd from a macbook pro osxdaily. So i tried to eject it, but when i pressed the button on my keyboard, it didn t even show the eject icon thing that pops up.
Dont put it in too far you only want to bend the case not the drive. If a disc becomes stuck in the drive for some reason, it can quickly. Click the finder icon in the dock to open a finder window, then in the finder sidebar, click the. After a short amount of time, the disc may eject itself. In the old days, apple provided a manual eject button you pushed in.
Please save any documents you are working on before shutting down your computer. How to eject a stuck cd or dvd from your mac mactrast. The disc drive should eject the disc, and ok appears on the screen when the action is complete. Some older keyboards may use the f12 key to eject discs. Some apple keyboards have an eject key, usually located in the upper right corner of the keyboard. I have read in many forums that this is a dead condition for dvd drive, and should be replaced. I can hear it trying to eject it, but it wont come out. Shut down the mac and restart it, then let it sit for 15 minutes. You may feel some resistance and hear the sound of gears moving within the drive.
If youve ever tried to eject a disc and nothing happened, its both frustrating and. Surprisingly the macbook by apple doesnt have a pin hole where you can use a pin to forcefully eject the disc that is stuck in the superdrive. How to get a jammed dvd out of an imac optical drive wired. In fact, macs won t eject discs while theyre in use by an. Find your disc in the left sidebar and click the eject button up top, or rightclick on the disc and select the eject command. When you get your selection of bootable volumes, let go of the option key and press the eject button. If a dvd is completely stuck in the macbook macbook pro drive and its still spinning, you. If your disc is still stuck, feel free to contact owcs customer support team. Mac os x force ejecting a cd university of wisconsin uw. To eject a disc from your mac, do any of the following.
Nov 10, 2019 similar to the method described above for windows, find the disc icon, rightclick on it, and then choose eject. How to force eject a stuck disc computer skills tutorials. While apple has slowly phased out optical drives from its mac lineup over the years, you might still have a macbook or desktop mac with a disc. Please remember to be considerate of other members.889 343 24 918 1178 1123 566 506 595 140 596 801 260 1273 1075 288 960 1345 120 408 658 1067 568 1334 776 718 747 206 394 909 1590 494 979 1038 881 1200 823 168 473 329 736