2008 iMac won't eject CD

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  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    I have exhausted everything but the service center. A blank CD is stuck in my gf's iMac and safe boots, click boots, c boots, terminal commands, delicate prodding with credit card... nuthin' gets it out. In Toast, it says the drive is open so Leopard 10.5.6 thinks the drive is open, i.e. nuthing to eject.

    Do I have to haul this thing to an Apple Store? ... I am stubborn and can't believe I'm defeated. What retarded engineering to not have the little manual eject hole. Bad Apple! Bad! Sit! Stay!
     
  2. habubauza macrumors regular

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    How about restarting the computer while holding down the mouse button, left mouse button. I think that's supposed to force an eject.
     
  3. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried that... no go. Ended up taking it to the Apple store. They ordered a new drive. I figured they would just get the disc out, but they go ahead and replace the whole drive too.
     
  4. habubauza macrumors regular

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  5. Nickisgodofmacs macrumors member

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    I dont know if this is the case with the imacs or if i am missing something but can't you just hold the eject key on the top right? Even if Toast and OS X say its clear it still tries to eject the drive.

    My 2 cents
     
  6. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah... I'm very comp savvy... build PCs... Apple is replacing the optical drive for free. It "just happens" sometimes.
     
  7. sleez22 macrumors newbie

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    i had this problem tonight, tried everything on apple/support, no work!!!

    called support, the first thing he suggested worked, apparently a secret i haven't seen anywhere else!!! i searched for two freakin' hours, and 5 minutes on the phone worked!!!


    shut computer down, while holding the eject button on the wireless keyboard, turn computer on, eject as designed!!!


    i tried at least 5 other suggestions at least twice each to no avail before this.

    2008 intel based imac

    tried;

    dragging icon to trash can. NO GO
    ejecting from itunes. NO GO
    eject via disc util. NO GO (gave message "unable to unmount", with no clue what to do!)
    reboot while holding Opt-Comm-O-F. NO GO
    eject in terminal. NO GO
     
  8. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We took it in... they are replacing the whole optical drive.

    I am very resourceful and tried everything (including eject+boot). Anything you can find on the net, I tried. Sucks.

    The problem is that it didn't think it had anything in the drive, thus "eject" made no sense to the OS.
     
  9. lipsockisback macrumors newbie

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    2008 iMac won't Eject CD

     

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