How to force release a PC cd

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iKwak, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. iKwak macrumors member

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    #1
    I inserted a blank CD-R into the iBook to check what it was and it was a software for the PC.
    Now I can not eject the cd after pressing F12.


    The cd is also not letting me shut down the iBook completely. :/ If I shutdown, it stalls and not shutdown.
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    #2
    So by "blank" I am assuming you mean "nothing written on it"? ;)

    Can't you eject it by dragging it to the trash? Or hitting Command-E?
     
  3. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

    fartheststar

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    What about forcing it to shutdown with the power button and keep the mouse key depressed as it's booting up?

    If not, is there something on the CD drive like a small pinhole where you could have it manually released?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Open Disk Utility and unmount the disk, then eject it (still inside Disk Utility).
     
  5. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    There have been rumors that using the eject in iTunes actually works better than F12 sometimes. I don't know why, but it did work for me once when I have something stuck in my computer.

    BEN
     

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