Ejecting disk from Alu Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by The Samurai, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    Might sound like a simple question apart from the fact that i've been trying to eject the disc (for the last 10 mins) which I stupidly inserted (thinking it would work fine)... its spinning inside, quite loud (although doesn't sound nasty)... its not showing up on the computer at all and I am unable to use the 'eject' button on the keyboard.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried dragging the disk to the trash? Why was it stupid of you to put the disk in? Was it physically damaged? If not, then it's probably running in the background somewhere and that's why it won't eject.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    Turn off the computer, then press and hold the trackpad button and turn the computer on keep holding it until the disk ejects.
     
  4. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    Naa, it wasn't a damaged disk - I would never put a damaged disk anywhere near my desk, never mind putting it in my Macbook :D

    Its a driver disk for the Samsung ML-4500, as its not recognising the model in OSx... I now presume this disk is a Windows only compatible disk as this printer is kinda old.

    Thanks for the comments, will try it now. I appreciate it.
     
  5. MattsxB macrumors member

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    I had the same problem yesterday. I called applecare and they instructed me to shut down the computer, remove battery for 30 seconds, reinstall battery, hold in trackpad while you power up computer. The process resets the optical drive and will eject stuck cds or dvds.
     
  6. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Another great way is to open up Terminal and type in
    "drutil tray eject"
    without the quotation marks.
    Good luck!
     
  7. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    Thanks guys/gals, appreciate it.

    Managed to do the 'restart, hold trackpad' technique and it worked a treat.

    Cheers
     

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