CD is not coming up on desktop, and is making a whirring sound

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mecha0lex, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. mecha0lex macrumors newbie

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    I put in a computer game i found in my iMac, and the CD didn't come up on the desktop like CD's usually do. It just continued whirring like it was loading the CD, nothing happened. I tried to restart, but it got to the desktop background, and the little black swirly thing in the middle of the screen. And after 15 minutes it didn't restart OR shut-down so i had to press the power button, which I hate doing. So i now i have no way of getting the CD out, and I'm kind of scared I've completely knackered it, everything else is working swimmingly, but theres a CD stuck in the drive and i can't get it out :|
     
  2. mecha0lex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried to do the Terminal thing, but it didn't work :\ I can't try any of the others cause it doesn't have a force ejection hole. Also it's like there isn't a CD in there at all, it doesn't come up anywhere, but it's stuck in the CD slot.
     
  3. mecha0lex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ahhh disk utility has kind of worked, it's recognized that there is a CD in there, but it won't eject, it keeps tellin me to close all files for the game but there are none to close x(
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Pressing and holding down the left mouse button during startup doesn't work either?
     
  5. mecha0lex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah i tried the Command-Option-O-F thing and that didn't work. I tried holding down the button after pressing restart, but it wouldn't restart so that kind of failed :\ i'll turn it off and try again with the mouse key tho
     
  6. mecha0lex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOOP! fixed it :) thank you so much :)
     

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