MB not recognizing DVD inside, can't eject

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gap4jason, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. gap4jason macrumors newbie

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    I burnt a DVD (home movie) last night, when it was through, the disc was automatically ejected.

    My 1st instinct was to insert it back to see if it plays. After inserting, there was no indication that the MB recognizes the DVD that was inserted. I called Apple Store and Procare - and have tried 2 options:

    Power down, Power back up and press the clicker on the track pad - NO RESULT

    Power down, Power back up and press the Option Key....on the screen appeared a Hard drive icon and an up arrow symbol, I was told to try and press the eject button - NO RESULT

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks!:confused:
     
  2. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    Open Disk Utility, select your drive (disk symbol) in the left pane and press eject (in the window, not on your keyboard). Did it for me.
     
  3. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    If Paolo's method does not work, restart the comp, and when you hear a chime...

    Hold Command, Control, O, and F keys until Terminal comes on.

    Type in the following with spaces:

    Eject CD

    Then it will eject.

    Don't be alarmed if the fans kick in loud. I had this problem with an old PowerBook G4.
     
  4. gap4jason thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The GOOD - when I did this, and clicked on Disk Utility - I heard things on my disk drive

    THE BAD - the Eject symbol is not available for me to click

    I tried it again and again.... :-(
     
  5. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    Wow it's really stuck in there. Ryuukumori's method should work here. I think that's the "safety" apple put in the computer to make sure you can a CD out if the computer didn't remember there was one in there. I think it forces the CD drive to do the "eject cd" maneuvre regardless of if there's a CD in the drive. Kind of sucks that you can't do it with an open computer, quite a design flaw.
     
  6. gap4jason thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Paolo and Ryuukumori - go figure!!! It worked after the _ _nth attempt.

    I used Paolo's method.....thanks!!!:)
     
  7. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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  8. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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  9. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    Or you can hold down the touchpad as it's booting up?
     
  10. jbtingstad macrumors newbie

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    Yes, Yes, Yes

    It works. At least for me and saved a Friday night after a long, long day.
     
  11. MedHead macrumors regular

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    This works for me every time even when disk utility fails!
     

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