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Old Dec 21, 2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cannot eject CD from iMac!

I have a CD in my iMac that I'm unable to eject. I was able to download the music on the CD to iTunes but when I tried to eject it afterward I was unable to.

The CD isn't showing up in Disk Utility, the Desktop, my Finder or in iTunes. My iMac is trying to eject it but can't.

I've tried shutting down, restarting and ejecting from System Utilities. Nothing is working.

My computer's about 3 years old and otherwise works great.

Any ideas would be most appreciated - thanks!
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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Have you tried holding the mouse button down when it restarts?
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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Force Eject a Stuck CD or DVD
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for your responses...I've tried all of this stuff and nothing worked.

Is there any truth to using the combo of an unfolded paper clip and another CD to get it out? I don't want to damage the drive of course, so I'm a little unsure about that one.

I don't know what else to do.
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Is there any truth to using the combo of an unfolded paper clip and another CD to get it out? I don't want to damage the drive of course, so I'm a little unsure about that one.
I sure wouldn't try that, as you could end up with a paper clip stuck in your drive.
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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If I had seriously tried all of the suggested remedies, I would take it to an Apple Store or an authorized repair center
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 04:07 PM   #7
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Call me paranoid but this is why I use an external CD drive on my iMac. I just don't trust slot load drives for this very reason
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I'd take it to an apple store if you've tried everything
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