Can't eject disc

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by James Stewart, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. James Stewart macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012

    When I am trying to eject my CF cards I am getting the following error


    After retstart the problem goes away, and I can work between disks, but after a short time it reappears.

    Some notes for information.....

    Force Eject doesn't help.
    Force Quit and Relaunch Finder doesn't resolve problem.
    All programs are closed and nothing is running but still getting error.
    I have changed the Privacy preferences in Spotlight to ignore the disks.
    CF cards are Sandisk
    Card Reader USB 3.0
    MacBook Pro (Purchased Nov 2012)
    OSX Version 10.8.2
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    4GB 1600MHz DDR3

    I have searched various forums and see that this has been a recurring problem for some years but can't seem to find a solution.

    Can anyone help me find a solution to this problem?

    Many thanks
    Jim Stewart
  2. James Stewart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    I'm now having the same problem when ejecting a Huawei E585 modem.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I resolve the problem.

    Many thanks

    James Stewart
  3. James Stewart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    Still having the problem.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Many thanks
    Jim Stewart
  4. seveej macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2009
    Helsinki, Finland
    Hello Jim,

    does your CF card reader have a led for indicating "action"? If so, does is seem like something's accessing the card? I'm also assuming your modem also has some "data partition" so that it appears as a disk drive when you plug it in.

    The thing is, there may be programs (especially some image editing programs like Aperture, Bridge, Lightroom) which keep going through connected drives for cataloguing purposes. Some of these even have background programs (these you do not see under "force quit", but you see them in activity monitor).

    You can also have a look at this post:


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