help! CD stuck in drive!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, May 1, 2007.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    so the cd was reading and I moved my macbook... I'm guessing that slid it off the hub. Anyway... I did the hold the click button and reboot and it still didn't come out. I can hear it spinning and sounds like it's scratching like crazy in there. I can't start up my comptuer because all it does is try and read the cd... any idea what I can do?
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    Sometimes you have to hold that button down for a long time.

    Alternatively, try opening iTunes and "Eject Disc".
     
  3. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nevermind... got it!

    just stuck a credit card in there and poked at it for a bit... I eventually got my computer to start up and then did the click restart thing... s'all good!!!
     
  4. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Yes you have to hold it down for 2 seconds atleast, also try restarting the computer holding down the mouse button, or typing drutil tray eject in terminal. I dont know if it works but thats what ive read here.
     
  5. kwabena macrumors member

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    Hold down the option key, the command key (that's the one with the picture of the apple and the curly-cornered square), and the O and F keys as your computer starts up (all at the same time). Instead of the usual Mac startup screen, you should see a white screen with some lines of text on it. Type "eject cd" (don't type the quotation marks) then press the return key, and give your computer a minute to see if it does so. To continue starting up your machine normally, type "bye" or "mac-boot" (again, without the quotation marks) and press the return key
     
  6. djbrickhouse macrumors member

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    Is that what I would have called "single user mode" in the old NeXT days?
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Nope, it is an open firmware command line interface and only works on PPC machines.
     

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