Sounds like something is quite broken. Unless still under warranty, when all else fails Simply type in the above command and press return. Last resort method Danger, Will Robinson! Turn the CPU upside down and lay it flat on a desk or table.
How to Get a Jammed DVD Out of an iMac Optical Drive
Use a flat-edged knife or small pry bar to gently and carefully lift the bottom panel off the unit. Use a small Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four screws at the corners of the large, flat, shiny metal panel directly below the bottom panel. Lift off the panel to expose the CD drive and remove the CD carefully with your fingers. Replace the metal panel and its screws, then snap the bottom cover back into place.
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I tried and retried, what I'd attempted before all your suggestions except the old english one Using a swiss army knife I own the original and a flashlight, I gently nudged the disk in the drive Your welcome. Btw, MacGyver would be proud with what you did with your knife. There is one more method that wouldn't have worked for me, but might help someone else , I read in a TUAW article. An eject button can be placed on the menu bar: tuaw. Sep 28 '14 at Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook.
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Featured on Meta. Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta! Unicorn Meta Zoo 7: Interview with Nicolas. I know you got the CD out, but another way to eject a stubborn disc is by holding down the space bar while the computer is starting up. This is just for anyone else that is having troubles.
May 13, 1, Gav2k macrumors G3. Jul 24, 9, 1, For future ref if everything fails pop the top off the mini and locate the manual eject hole located at the bottom right side of the cd slot. The mini must be powered on though. ChronosFT macrumors newbie. Jan 22, 1 0. Here is a solution for a stuck disc in the CD drive of a Mac Mini when all other posted procedures seem to fail and before you grab a screwdriver, butternife or spatula Shut down the Mac Mini 2. Connect a corded USB keyboard to the Mini 3. On the keyboard, press and hold the D key, then press the button to start the Mini keep pressing the D key until hell freezes over 4.
Eventually, a window appears that says Apple Hardware Test Version 3A you might be asked to select English as your language of choice before you see the test version 5. Click on the Test button to start the hardware test the option for the lengthier test is not necessary 6. Once the test is over, the results will likely say that everything is okay. Suddenly, the CD will be ejected from the Mini.
This worked for me when all other methods failed. I must give thanks to Kris for helping me find this solution. Have you tried doing a hard shutdown hold the power buton tll the machine turns off and then turning it on, while holding the Option key? I've done this with my iMac and if I can get it to the bootcamp menu I can mash the eject key on my keyboard and it works.
JannE macrumors newbie. Jan 10, 1 0. Oh dear! I just recently got my Mac Mini. A friend of mine sent me one because he was upgrading. Put in a CD to install an external modem, I should have known something wasn't going right when that little CD-ROM grabbed it out of my hand and swallowed it! Well, I got the modem all installed and now the CD won't come out. Here is the deal: I am on the XP partition for starters.
How to Eject a Stuck CD or DVD From Your Mac
So, I am counting on it coming out when I shut down. I anticipate it won't given the questions in this thread! So, in advance: HELP!!! Thanks Jann. OrangeSVTguy macrumors Sep 16, 4, 54 Northeastern Ohio. JannE said:. Jul 17, 1 0 Florida. Thank you, Nullx86, if you're still reading this thread. Scottishgranny macrumors newbie.
Aug 18, 1 0. Eject CD stuck in iMac I spent hours trying all the different suggestions.
The following worked for me. Turn off your computer. Press down the mouse button and hold while the computer is OFF. Then turn ON the computer while still holding down the mouse and wait for your CD to eject. The important thing is to hold down the mouse button while the computer is OFF and keep it down while you turn ON your computer and till the CD ejects. Dec 5, 1. Thanks for the detailed instructions. EveLTemptress macrumors newbie. Sep 22, 1 0. None of that helped me.
My mac mini was trying to eject and was not successful. I found this winning suggestion at The Apple website! Try using a thin piece of card, gently inserted a small distance into the slot to help guide the disc out. If that doesn't work, it may need an Apple authorized person to take the casing off and retrieve the disk. A call to Apple should get you sorted with a local service center if there is no Apple store available.
tax-marusa.com/order/wuhokub/logiciel-espion-samsung-note-mini.php The thin card was giving way to the pressure of the disk, so I used the cardboard backing from a package and turned my mac mini upside-down. Oh, and that "command, option, O, F" suggestion. I tried pushing those keys together at every new thing I saw as I started up my computer.
I never saw what I was supposed to, just the same log-on screen. Nov 11, 12 1. The faulty disk is in the bin now I hate it. Last edited: Dec 6, Sep 2, 3, 2, United States.