I tried with the card board insertion and it worked after a while, which was amazing. Then the user stuck another DVD back into it, I didn't have my piece of card, randomly I turned the MacBook over so that the keys were facing the ground, then pushed eject, miraculously the dvd popped straight out. Tested the theory a few times and seems to work. Hope it helps. I have tried everything!!! When I get AppleCare on the line tomorrow I am going to rip them a new one.
Wouldn't it be funny if I just spent the last three hours trying to get this disc out and realized I hadn't even put it in there in the first place? Not really Jake: Oh hysterically laughing for like 10 minutes straight Me: You didn't. That's what you get for watching Friends you fruitball. True story. I just got off the phone with my brother after going through all of this only to have him laugh uncontrollably when he realized he had never put his Season 4 Friends disc in his MBP. Thought I should share as we used every method in this thread to try and get said disc out.
Thanks to bonesauce for posting the link to http: Inserting a small piece of cardboard no thicker than a business card into the drive while booting up was the only thing that worked. The system was trying to boot from the drive, so when the drive was stopped it went on to the next alternative. This saved me a trip to the Apple Store during this really hectic time. Hi Guys I had exactly the problem with a burned cd-rom disc stuck! Used the mouse pad button to eject when restarting but ended up getting the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning icon.
I didn't know what to do so kept turning it off with the power button 4 times i had to do this. Is it a coincidence that it rebooted into the os?? Or was i extremely lucky?? All i can say know is im going to let Time Machine backup every day Okay, for the newest MacBook, there's a great way to eject the disc with no problem!
I had tried everything from Terminal commands to credit cards and this one is really easy. Restart the Mac. Tilt at about 45 degrees towards you. You should be sitting in front of the laptop Press the eject button multiple times. Wait about seconds. If the disc does not eject, press the eject button multiple times again and the disc should eject after a while. The trick is to be patient. If this doesn't work, do the same method while holding down the trackpad Newest Mac: Lower right corner Hope this works!
I just wanted to give my thumbs up to this comment -- I had a stubborn DVD in my intel MBP and this was the only solution that worked! Fantastic, thanks, this was bugging me all day! I tried everything and this was seriously the only method that was able to get my CD out of the drive! The MB booted up and the CD ejected shortly thereafter like 5 seconds.
I have a macbook pro bought in late It's one good solution. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! It worked a dream I had a dvd stuck in my MBP for 2 weeks, driving me mad! It was only on the off chance I decided to have a go looking online for a solution. Shut down the laptop, hold down the track pad, and start up the MBP. Out popped the dvd I was on the verge of Ebaying this little beauty!! Just have to say thanks to the info about turning your computer upside down and holding the eject button. I thought that sounded pretty silly but it worked!!
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Thanks again! We tied vitually eveything else. I wanna sound like, you know, a pi-ate cause a pi-ate can say the missing lette. Good luck. I inserted a half size instruction CD that came with a bluetooth device I bought. It got stuck in my MacBook pro. I found that Macs don't accept those small disks. Nothing I did would get it out. I took it to the Apple store figuring that they would have an easy way to remove it.
The Apple Genius told me they would have to take my machine in, take it apart and install a new drive. I told him "no thanks" that I would get the disk out myself. I told him I would chance it. So, when I got home, I took a large paperclip, straightened it out, leaving one loop, slightly bent the straight end of the clip to about the depth of a CD. I inserted the paperclip with the bent tip horizontal to where I thought the center of the CD would be.
I then turned the paperclip so that the bent tip pointed down.
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I gently pulled out the paper clip and it brought the CD right out with it. Everything works perfectly. Well, I'm at the end of my rope. I've tried everyone's suggestions, except the paper clip tip, which I'm a little afraid of, frankly. My problem is the same as the original problem. There's a disc stuck in it. When I restart, I get the grey screen with the Apple logo and the rotating circle, then I get a blue screen with sometimes a very small white square at the top left corner, then sometimes a second rotating circle, then a lighter blue screen with absolutely nothing on it.
After that, nothing, except sometimes the screen goes dim after a while to save the screen. I've put my ear to the disc drive, and frankly can't hear anything that sounds like an attempt to read the disc. Now and then there's a little click, or a very short whirr, but nothing that sounds like the normal attempt at reading the damn disc. I've tried all of the solutions I've found through google - the credit cards and business cards, the holding down of various keys while restarting O-F, D, eject, etc.
I'm at the end of my rope. I've wasted so much time I don't have, and I'd be incredibly grateful for any help. Dear Dramaguru, I received a call from the Apple rep when I lodged a complaint about how I wasn't helped out very much at the Apple store. He said that it has been known for a long time that disks can be safely removed from a Powerbook Pro Mac with a paperclip.
I don't know if it will work for you, but it sure made it simple for me to get the disk out of my machine. It was happy to play in fact wouldn't stop - every time I tried to eject DVD player started. And I wasn't having any reboot problems. Anyway, eventually got DVD out using the "give the disc some space" option at the link below http: The plastic case of former probably a bit more bendy than the aluminium, and was blocking the disc in some way. May help some Macbook non pro people with problems anyway I read through the thread and seemed to have a slightly different situation.
Nothing was working. The computer would not shut down or restart. I got the endlessly spinning gear.
I could hear the disk drive running. The 10 minutes plus didn't work. I took a thin plastic card and slid it into the slot to stop the disk from spinning. After I figured that out.
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I held down the power button for a few seconds to force a shut down. Then hit the power button to start up. At start up, I stopped the disk from spinning and pushed the eject button. It came out. I Tried all the advice none worked so finally out of frustration I combined a few, - held upside down while rebooting click on trackpad, business card.. It worked, just enough for me to discover that my baby son had inserted 2 DVD's into the rive. No wonder it was having a hard time getting them out!
Another trick is to shut down the Laptop. Turn the power on holding the eject button. I had that problem after erasing my main drive for a clean install but drive would not eject. Works every time Desperately need help! I am running a seminar next week and need to play a DVDR. I took a long strip of plastic and ran in and out of the superdrive slot; eventually, the drive made that familiar mechanical the usually occurs after ejection.
More Less. Communities Contact Support. Sign in. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: Dunestrider Dunestrider. Desktops Speciality level out of ten: Does anybody have any suggestions? All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. Allan Jones Allan Jones. If none of the above methods work, it's most likely either because your CD drive itself no longer works, or because the CD in the CD drive is physically stuck. Take your computer to a computer repair store or an Apple store and allow a professional to physically remove the disc rather than attempting to do so yourself.
A disc is stuck in the iMac drive. There is no icon on the desktop, and I can't open Safari or iTunes. I also can't shutdown or restart. How can I fix this? Yes No. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 3.
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Top right in the taskbar or you can do it in finder where there's a little eject button next to it. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 0. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Tips If you're using an external CD drive with your Mac, you can remove a stuck CD by opening the CD drive's casing, finding the pinhole, and inserting a small object e.
The only way that this won't work is if the CD itself is jammed, at which point you'll either have to dismantle the CD drive yourself or take the drive into a professional. Warnings Macs no longer come with CD drives, which means that they don't come with Eject buttons either. You can still use the Finder, keyboard shortcuts, iTunes, or disk icon methods to eject a CD from an external drive, however. Edit Related wikiHows. Article Info This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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