Macbook won't eject CD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Haarball, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Haarball macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Go here for part 1 of my latest problems.

    I've now replaced my broken HD with a new one, but as was the case before I made the change, I can't eject the CD that's in the drive. It's as if the drive doesn't react to my pressing the eject button. Is there any other way of ejecting it? Since the HD is brand new, there's of course no OS on it. Is my only chance of getting it out putting my HD in another Macbook, installing OSX, putting it back into my Macbook and then hoping that ejecting it from within the OS will work?

  2. hanschien macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Restart the MacBook and hold down the trackpad button.
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Hold down the trackpad button as the machine is starting up.

    Edit: got there before me hanschien!

    Another one you could try relies on another Mac computer, but if you connect both via a Firewire lead, you should be able to boot one machine up in 'target disk mode', and boot the MacBook off the other machine. That would at least allow you to get into OS X, but what you could do from there onwards I'm not sure...

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