CD stuck in computer...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Golden_315, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Golden_315 macrumors member

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    Ok I have a problem here. I have a 14" iBook here and I was just playing myst 3. Anyways When i'm done I go to eject the DVD. The computer brings to work whir and etc. Now the desktop has no indication that there is a DVD in the drive but in the HD it shows as there but cannot find it. It should have ejected but right now its sitting right below the keyboard. What can I do?
     
  2. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried the 'paper clip' method? Search for the tiny hole to the right of the slot. ;)
     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Restart, and after the startup sound hold down your mouse button (if you've got an external mouse attached) or the trackpad button. This should force the disc to eject. (Slot loading drives don't have a manual release, so the paperclip method doesn't work.)
     
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, 'holding the mouse for 5 sec while rebooting' always works. ;)
     
  5. Golden_315 thread starter macrumors member

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    hey thanks guys. It worked! Now I can sleep soundly knowing my Mac is fine.
     
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    you can also try to start your iBook up into Open Firmware and type eject.

    Hold down "Cmd+Option+O+F"

    type at the prompt "eject" hit enter

    type "mac-boot"


    If none of these suggestions work. I guess you have to take a trip to the apple store or service tech. to get your iBook looked at.
     
  7. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately there is no paperclip slots on the new ibooks. so if you really got a cd stuck in there you'd be SOL.
     
  8. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    Same thing happened on my pbook.. and the pbooks don't have the emergency eject button like the titanium ones used to!
     
  9. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I think you have to type "eject cd", at least that's the way I've always done it
     
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  11. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    You can also try issuing an eject command with diskutil from the command line.

    diskutil eject [device] where device is the /dev/disk* path to the device you want to eject.

    You can find the device path to the CD/DVD by using diskutil list.
     
  12. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    That holding down the mouse technique is neat. I've learned something new today. :)
     
  13. neocell macrumors 65816

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    It's never worked for me? I wonder what I'm doing wrong? Oh well command+option+O+F has always worked
     
  14. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    If the disk is really stuck, you may have to try a couple of times in a row. It's happened to me too, and if it doesn't come out the first time, it always comes out the second time.
     
  15. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    If all else fails, call AppleCare.

    With my iMac G5, I used all the helpful advice I was given here on MR, but that CD just wouldn't budge... sure enough, I had a DOA machine. Or rather, a faulty optical drive. :p Hope it gets sorted soon enough.

    :edit: I'm such a doofus, duh. I missed the OP's post in #5 saying all is well. :eek:
     
  16. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    This happened to me all the time on my old iMac, drove me crazy. I do miss the paperclip method, always worked without fail. But, as others have said, the mouse button trick is a godsend.
     
  17. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that is right. Thank you got a little ahead of myself. Thanks anayways.
     
  18. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Which sucks big time. 'Cause I got a new iBook. :( :eek:
     
  19. rahulb macrumors newbie

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    CD Stuck in Computer

    I have a ibook G4 and have an Audio cd stuck inside. I tried rebooting doesnt work. When I tried getting to Firmwire and typing "eject" it says cant locate eject . what do I do, are there any other commands?.

    Am I doing something wrong? Machine works perfectly otherwise. Pls advise
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Reboot the computer and hold the mouse button while it starts booting.
     

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