CD/DVD Stuck due to software

Discussion in 'macOS' started by willybNL, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. willybNL macrumors 6502

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    iTunes just gave me a hard-time when reading a cd...

    normally (under any other OS) i would just hit the EJECT, and it would come out... but even after a sleep OS-X won't let me get the CD out.

    I already had this a couple of times... why is there no option in OS-X to just 'force eject'. I don't really care that the application will crash then (it mostly already did anyway).

    Anybody?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    #2
    Have you quit iTunes? Or are you trying to eject it from within iTunes?
     
  3. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    #3
    Restart the machine and hold down the mouse button. It should do a force eject.
     
  4. willybNL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When did I buy a Windows machine? :):)

    OS-X should have a force-eject if you ask me. Like if i hold the eject button for 10 sec. or so. Who cares if a program crashes if it already eats your machine.
     
  5. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    In reality, the machine ought to have a hardware eject button on it. Unfortunately, Apple chose form over function in this case. While OS X has something to do with it, it's still something that could have been resolved by a simple hardware switch. In any case, I was merely offering a suggestion of how to remove a stuck cd.
     
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I had a related problem when the CD eject button (as well as all the sound volume buttons) stopped functioning on my G5. It wasn't a problem with a disk in the drive, just eject it from the Finder; however if the tray was empty how was I to open it?

    There should be a manual eject mechanism. Form over function, as you say jdechko.
     

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