Eject a CD that isn't mounted?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pcw, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. pcw macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Well I just inserted a CD into my MacBook (OSX 10.4.7) but it doesn't get mounted on the desktop nor is it in /Volumes.

    How do I eject the CD?
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    Try another CD. If it mounts then the problem is with the CD.

    Edit: I thought you couldn't mount the CD but could eject it. Anyway, try
    what tipdrill407 suggested. I need to sleep :eek:
  3. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    did u try the eject button on the keyboard. If that doesn't work restart and hold down the mouse button.
  4. pcw thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    My bad.. I had Parallels running in the background so WinXP decided to open the CD.
  5. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    Have you checked in Disk Utility to see if an unknown/unsuported disk is listed?

    I've found on the rare occasion I get a CD that wouldn't mount it still showed up in Disk Utility. Ok, it was only once but it did happen... at least I'm pretty sure it happened....
  6. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    I am still a Mac noob so excuse me if I say this wrong but cant you go into disc utilities and remount a missing item?
  7. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    Wait ... have you ejected the CD yet?

    Perhaps try these various methods of ejecting and then reinsert the media and see if it mounts on its own..

    3 ways to eject a CD on a Mac.

    1. Drag to trash (not possible in this case).
    2. Hit eject button on keyboard -- try quitting all apps first (apparently not working in this case?).
    3. Reboot, and hold down your mouse button during reboot. This is your failsafe.

    Hope this helps?
  8. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    4. Disk Utility will sometimes list unmounted volumes and give you the ability to eject them.
  9. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    Not that you haven't solved the problem already - but the fourth way (without rebooting) is in Terminal: drutil tray eject

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