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Old Jun 14, 2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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Force eject?

I put a DVD in my DVD drive and it has been ejected but the disk hasn't come out. I've restarted the computer, tried to put another disk in, etc. Is there any key combo or anything to force eject.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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I put a DVD in my DVD drive and it has been ejected but the disk hasn't come out. I've restarted the computer, tried to put another disk in, etc. Is there any key combo or anything to force eject.
Restart and hold down the mouse button.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 08:29 PM   #3
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Restart holding down the mouse button?
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 08:33 PM   #4
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Restart holding down the mouse button?
It works. It was surprised myself. If you have a stock one button mouse it's dirt easy. Just hold down your button when you restart your machine. A pop up with a warning sign on a dialog box will show up when you restart and asks if you want to eject your disk. On my multibutton mouse I just used the button that's mapped to "Click". It's usually the left button.
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Here is the sure fire way.
Restart the computer and hold down Apple-option-o-f
The computer will boot into open firmware, release the keys when it does.
Then type eject cd and hit return
Then type mac-boot to start up normally. That should get the disk out.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 08:49 PM   #6
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I got it out with the mouse click method. Thanks!!
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 11:08 AM   #7
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This worked for me, no restart required:

Open Terminal and type "drutil tray eject" to eject the disc/tray, and "drutil tray close" to close the tray.
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 01:29 PM   #8
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Force Quit and Relaunch

Much easier yet, type command-option-escape to bring up the force quit screen and select the Finder (button changes to relaunch).
After the Finder relaunched, I could eject the disc. Not restart required!
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 05:06 PM   #9
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Much easier yet, type command-option-escape to bring up the force quit screen and select the Finder (button changes to relaunch).
After the Finder relaunched, I could eject the disc. Not restart required!

this worked beautifully!!
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