Cannot eject CD from iMac!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by safraly, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
  2. macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Have you tried holding the mouse button down when it restarts?
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I sure wouldn't try that, as you could end up with a paper clip stuck in your drive.
     
  6. macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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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
     
  7. macrumors 68030

    Mr. McMac

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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
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I'd take it to an apple store if you've tried everything
     

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