anyone ever had a DVD stuck in an imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by appleman108, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. appleman108 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    the reason i ask is my local library has tons of great movies that aren't available anywhere else
    but many of them are a bit 'worse for wear', and a few have gotten stuck in my mini
    to the point where i had to take the top off to eject the disc.

    i'm looking at a new imac, and my fear is i get one stuck in it!
  2. JohnRN macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I believe a simple reboot will cause the DVD to eject. I think there might be something you have to click within system settings under the CD/DVD drive but I'm pretty sure it will just happen automatically.
  3. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2003
    Had that problem happen with our old imac a while ago - turned out to be the slot loading drive going wrong
  4. EarlofCroydon macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2010
    go for the iMac! They're superb mine has on a couple of occasions had this issue really there are a few ways and one of these always works.

    1. Click 'Eject' in iTunes or whatever program you're using (if any)
    2. Type "ejectcd" into the Spotlight search and hit enter
    3. Log out and log back in < Always works

    iMac's are all built into one machine and this sometimes happens normally after burning a disc or ripping one, i've often pondered a minimilistic, little button for a manual eject maybe it's due next upgrade...
  5. natallica macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2005
    Fairfax, VA
    Additionally, if you reboot the machine and hold down the mouse button, it will eject the DVD.

    -- N
  6. appleman108 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010

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