To restart the computer enter "reboot" at the prompt without quotes. Page content loaded. The only other thing I can think for you to try after Kappy's advice would be to hold the MacBook upside down while pressing the eject button Jan 3, 5: Jan 4, 3: This same thing is happening to my Macbook. Whatever you do don't bother taking it to an Apple Store for help. I dropped mine off for repair for this reason and the back battery eject lever is broken. I was their for 1 hr and the tech had my computer out back for 45 minutes before they let me go. They said it would take 1 wk to replace the optic driver and repair switch.
I bought a back up drive so they could back it up because they could not promise data would not be lost. They said this would add 1 day to the repair. They called me yesterday to say they found RUST inside my computer which has never been wet. And anything they deemed not working would need to be replaced.
I asked them to email the pictures of this as I was at work. They refused. They said legally they could not email me pictures of what is going on in my computer. They had my computer for 4 days and now wanted to send it somewhere to an "Apple repair center". They know this is a work computer that I use daily at work. I went to pick it up because the whole thing seems fishy to me. They said somewhere else may be able to just replace the Optic Driver without sending it out,etc.
They again refused to give me pictures about what they were talking about. We will show you on our Ipad only. The manager tried to give me her business card and when I did not want it got irritated and annoyed. I'm not sure what her business card was going to do for the situation. They will try everything they can to complicate anything going on! I was attempting to burn a disc on iTunes. So, after reading through a few forums I shut down my computer, waited a few seconds and turned it back on. As soon as I hit the power button I held down the track pad key but my macbook started making horrible noises so I let go and decided to press the eject key.
Once my computer was fully booted up I took a thin piece of cardboard and stuck it gently in the slot and pressed eject… out pops the disc. I hope this helps someone who had the same issue.
I did it! It worked, I jammed cardboard paper, and it took a few times but it worked in the end, thanks for the help! The cardboard I used cover of a glossy paper back book worked very well! I also combined that trick with the 45degree angle thing.. I tried all of the eject buttons and forced eject key method, and this was the only thing that worked! I was starting to get really worried, till i found this page and all your tips! I turned off the macbook, then held down the eject button and turned the power back on. I finally got the damn disk out!
It was stopping the CD from going in or going out. I know this really sounds like a true hardware issue, but once we physically moved the piece out of the way by gently sliding a card underneath it and moving it toward the screen the CD came right out…. I tried most of the suggestions except the cardboard… where do you stick the cardboard…. This page solved it! Keyboard perpendicular to the table.
The battery cardboard trick worked! Not if I can avoid it. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 3. It will spin the drive up, trying to read the disc, sometimes repeatedly. You have to stick it pretty deep though.
Pressed the eject button. Thank you so much for the advice! Just held down the trackpad on the new aluminium mb relieved now, and people with the bootcamp problem hold down ctrl and choose macintosh. Thank you guys for the help, Clicking the trackpad on startup ejected my windows disk which hung up in there in an unsuccessful attempt at using bootcamp. Thanks a million!!! I had this exact problem the other day.
The way i did was shut down the macbook. This was an extensive explanation and it helped me get out the nasty DVD through the card method , thanks man. Just wanted to chime in that this worked for me! I have an Intel based Macbook.
Usually if I take a q-tip moistened with a little running alcohol and run it along the opening it will help. Also, I generally do have to tip my laptop on its side to let gravity do its job. Every time I would hit the eject button, the image would flash like it was going to eject then…. No noises, even. The disk was no longer even spinning, there was just no response at all.
Anyway, I turned it off, let it sit for about a minute and turned it back on — pressing the trackpad button the entire time. It tried to eject after about 45 seconds, but was sucked back in. Once OS X was starting to load, I tried just hitting the eject button with laptop on its side and the stupid thing finally spit out. Oh yeah, my computer was on for at least min. Kinda took a while!!
Thank you so much for different ideas. I was also in same problem that my cd was stuck in my mac book. Finally it came out. Friends it is worth to read all. The battery cardboard trick worked! Thank you!!! Thanks so much for the advice. However, the major ingredient some sort of long chain alcohol along with the polymers in solution caused a film on the disk and enabled my computer to read the disk.
I just stuck a piece of cardboard in the disk drive and waited for the disk to stop rotating and then repeatedly pressed the ejection button on the keyboard. Finally a box appeared on my screen that asked which task I want to perform and I selected to eject.
It worked like magic! The cardboard trick worked for me too, except I used a visiting card. Also, my problem was more complicated as my Keyboard and Trackpad are non-functional. I selected the dvd drive on the right hand panel and the Utility showed an eject button on the top panel. And that worked! Thanks for the cardboard trick. Looking at the front of my MacBook Pro I saw that the upper part of the case was a little bent downwards which prevented the DVD from ejecting.
Problem is that the case has to be repaired replaced? This worked for me!!! I still had a problem but, I went with another persons advice and stuck a card in the slot so the disk would not turn thus not being read. After a few times of doing this and also holding down the eject key another window popped up in iTunes asked if I wanted to eject disc. I clicked yes and Walla disc was ejected. What a nightmare this has been. Thanks to Dani for the help… Howard.
Nov 7, This document provides information on force ejecting a CD from your Mac. additional information on how to Force Eject a Stuck CD or DVD. May 18, Quick Tip: Eight Ways to Force Eject a Disc from Your Mac's Optical Drive DVD or Blu-Ray disc is going to get stuck in your Mac or external.
Thank you so much. Got a CD stuck just now and your method saved me getting even more annoyed with myself and even more tears, so thank you. I have the Aluminum MacBook. I forgot to eject the disc after finishing some software installing that required a restart. It would only read from the disc. Clicking down on the track pad during boot worked for me. Victoria and Monica if you two visit this site again to see our comments well hey you two sound cute!
This info really helped thank you so much.
As a Mac tech, all good and useful ideas. Open a terminal window and use Disk Recorder Util:. The 45 degree angle worked like a charm. Eventually got it out by turning on computer, tilting it and pressing eject. Bingo it worked. Thank you for saving my weekend.