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CD stuck in drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by deckard666, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Tried burning a CD last night in iTunes and lo and behold it finished the disc but wouldnt eject - I have tried all the usual Terminal, Toast eject, reboot with key held down and mouse button, etc and no joy whatsoever :( Is there any thing else I could try or could I take the Mac apart and manually get it out ? If I take it to a Mac store could they remove it quickly as I cant really have my Mac away for several days ?
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  4. macrumors G5



    Your link doesn't work..
  5. macrumors demi-god


    That link is bad. First, you have an extra "http://" in there. Then, HT1431 is about resetting the PowerBook and iBook Power Manager, not about ejecting a disc from an optical drive.
  6. macrumors member

    Apologies here is the gist -

    "Mac desktops (Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini):

    Shut down your Mac.

    Unplug your Mac's power cord.

    Press and hold the Mac's power button for 15 seconds.

    Release the power button.

    Reconnect your Mac's power cord.

    Wait five seconds.

    Start your Mac by pressing the power button."
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    Try it, maybe it helps. But what about the other tricks Señor Madman45 and me have linked to? Have none of them worked?
  8. macrumors member

    Tried all of them before bar "If the disc continues not to eject, reset the Power Manager (PMU) or System Management Controller (SMC) and try steps 1-4 again" which I will try when I get home later.
  9. macrumors demi-god


    Pull the optical drive out and use a paper clip to poke into the ejector hole to remove the stuck disc.

    When I say pull, I mean physically disconnect and remove it from the computer.

    Should take no more than a minute.

    If this happens often, I'd consider picking up a replacement optical drive.
  10. macrumors member

    Thats what I'll be doing later then - thanks
  11. macrumors G5


    ....."eñor Madman45" I guess it was a typo, but you are probably right, I am a little crazy...:D


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