CD will not eject

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MC130FE, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. MC130FE macrumors newbie

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    I'm fairly new to the iMac and have a problem with a cd that will not eject. I get the little rotating cd symbol continuously. I have tried the eject buttom, putting the computer to sleep and waking it up, restarting, shut down and restart starting while holding the left mouse button down on the mouse, all with no results. Is there anything else I can try?
     
  2. MC130FE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did some more searching and found the idea of turning computer upside down, that did the trick
     
  3. Sanatogen macrumors member

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    You right-click the drive and choose "eject" in the menu.
     
  4. CCerta112 macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure that's what he did first...

    Another thing that helped me on my iMac G5 (yeah... it's been a few years :D) is to reboot while holding down the eject key on the keyboard.

    And if that doesn't work maybe going into Terminal and running:
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    sudo diskutil eject /dev/[diskToBeEjected]
    That should force the CD to be ejected.

    If you don't know which disk you should eject you can type:
    Code:
    diskutil list
    Then you get a list of all the drives connected to your Mac.
     
  5. Sanatogen macrumors member

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    That's not what I did first so I thought I'd mention it...
     
  6. CCerta112 macrumors newbie

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    Did you at least try that before posting? :p
     
  7. Tjosansa macrumors regular

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    a mac with a cd player :-O

    Sound kinda old ;-)
     
  8. Sanatogen macrumors member

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    Well, I learned the hard way, that's why I posted it. There's bound to be others who don't eject things properly and then go into panic mode.
     

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