Disable Superdrive on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Roscoeyo, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Roscoeyo macrumors newbie

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    I have a CD stuck in my Superdrive and have tried everything to get it out, I think its a hardware failure. It tries to read the disk 4 or 5 times, then tries to eject but gets so far then sucks it back in. Until I have time to look at this properly, is there a way to disable the Superdrive so it doesn't keep trying to read the disk and eject it, its driving me insane!
     
  2. aerowave macrumors member

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    Restart with the mouse button held down (as soon as it reboots), this will force the disc to eject.


    Edit: After reading the post again, not sure if that will work seeing as you can only eject it partially.
     
  3. Roscoeyo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, plus a bunch of other force ejects. Its not that it doesn't want to come out, it gets so far then gets sucked back in...
     
  4. Roscoeyo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Basically the CD won't read, then ejects but only gets so far then gets pulled back in. I really want to just unplug the drive but can't go taking the whole glass out etc.... Wondered if I could turn the drive off from within OSX?
     

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