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Optical drive not reading disk
You need to press the Option key while you start your iMac in order to get it to give you the choice of booting from a disk.
Posted on Feb 22, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Disk won't eject on my iMac
Ok, I assume you have hit the eject button on the keyboard. Try dragging the CD icon on the desktop to the trash can. If that doesn't work, Shut down the computer and start up while holding down the mouse button. This may take some time, but keep your finger on the mouse button right up until the disc comes out or the log-in screen has appeared. Some Macintoshes have a paperclip hole that you can insert a straightened paperclip into, manually triggering the eject mechanism. Another option is to open Disk Utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button. Sometimes you can successfully use the eject disc button in iTunes even if the disc is not visible to the Finder. Another option is to Open Terminal and type "drutil tray eject" to eject the disc/tray, and "drutil tray close" to close the tray. Lastly if your computer has an eject button on the keyboard, restart the computer holding down the Option key. When the startup disk selection screen appears, let go of the option key and press the keyboard's eject button. One of these should work.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
If it only boots to a blue screen, try booting up in Safe Boot mode:
If this does not work, boot from your install DVD and use Disk Utility to repair the disk:
If this does not resolve the issue you may need to use your isntall disc to perform an Archive and Install:
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
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