DVD stuck in Mac Mini, help!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by squeezy, May 29, 2007.

  1. squeezy macrumors member

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    #1
    So the DVD went in fine, and so have a few others today, I've never had a problem with my drive. Now it wont eject the disc, it tries, sounds like it's blocked, and sets the disc back in. I assume I'm going to have to take it apart. I don't know where to start, I have an Intel Mini.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #2
    Try...

    Code:
    drutil tray eject
    In Terminal (/Applications/Utilities)
     
  3. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Reboot the mac and hold down the space bar as it boots up, it should force eject it.
     
  4. squeezy thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, that did it, thanks! I tried F12, reboot with mouse button, nothing. Thank you so much. Should I take a look at it still? Or is it something that just happens with these type of drives time to time?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had trapped discs before. You might want to try a blank disc in it again to see if it was just a fluke or it's a real problem.
     
  6. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    Terminal saves lives.

    . . . We should make t-shirts with that saying on 'em :D
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Don't you mean the mouse?
     
  8. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    Ejecting from iTunes also works as it forces an eject even with no disc in the drive.
     
  9. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    umm, yeah, whoops!
     
  10. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    Discs sometimes get stuck when there's a bad line or code or some screwy data or something... computer takes forever trying to figure it out and basically can't eject it until it's "done" and it never will be.

    Terminal is awesome.
     

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