CD stucked..will not eject in imac

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  1. jota73 macrumors 6502

    jota73

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    guys,
    Again a CD got stucked in my iMac, I have tried several things such as:
    1. Pressing eject button at keyboard -nothing happens
    2. Holding down C key at startup - nothing happens
    3.Starting up into to Open Firmware (does not get into firmware)
    4. Disk utility (CD does not show)
    5. Itunes eject button (CD button does not show)

    What else can I do, can someone please help me out?
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Try rebooting and hold the eject button when the grey screen with the Apple logo on it comes up. If that doesn't work the disc can be ejected manually with a paper clip. I believe there is a little hole either at the top or bottom of the disc slot.

    Good luck!
     
  3. gill99msu macrumors newbie

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    CD stuck - will not eject

    Any chance you're using VMware Fusion? If so, do you have a virtual machine running and attached to the drive?

    This happened to me one time..
     
  4. Oneness macrumors regular

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    I had a CD get stuck in my Powerbook a few years ago and ended up having to do the paperclip trick. I don't exactly remember where it was that I stuck the paperclip, but wherever it was it worked.
     
  5. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Reboot and hold down the mouse button as soon as you see the gray screen (it will have to be a wired mouse) - that should force eject the CD
     
  6. MacFanatic08 macrumors member

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    Or if the mouse-button trick doesn't work, you could try the credit card trick. But, as another user stated, VMWare Fusion could be the 100% reason why it doesn't eject. ;)
     
  7. jota73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thigs seem not to be easy.... my mouse is wireless.... the pinhole for ejecting does not exist... any other options?
     
  8. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have any wired mouses around? If not, try and borrow one from a friend. The mouse trick worked perfectly fine for me.
     
  9. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I have the wireless Mighty Mouse, and I can do the mouse button trick at startup on my iMac (AL mid 2007). Try the mouse button trick.

    Don
     

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