Put a dvd in my 24" mac desktop's superdrive, the computer doesn't recognize that a dvd is in. I used the eject key it doesn' t eject the dvd. How do I get this dvd out of my computer so I can us the superdrive again?
Re my last e-mail if you open the flap of the superdrive on the left hand side at the bottom you will see a little white L shape. I inserted a small screwdriver and pushed the L part that is protruding the most back I then pulled the drive out with a finger on either side of the drive and removed the disk. the drive seems to be working fine now having tested it with other discs. I assume this is the same as using a straight paper clip on a machine with a hole to activate the mechanism manually.
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most CD drives have a provision for emergency eject. a tiny hole in front where you can insert a pin of needle size then push it until the cd comes out. otherwise, after that, simply replace cd drive. regards
depending on how the video was saved, you may not have the right codecs installed on your machine to play it. Verify what format the video is in, and that will give you some insight as to what software or codec is needed to play or decode it. Hope this helps!
Turn the computer off.
Straighten one end of a Norwegian paper-clip, and insert that end into the small hole near the slot.
Push it in until you feel resistance.
Then, push another 6mm (1/4 inch).
The drive should "unlock".
Remove the paper-clip.
Turn the computer on, and it may "eject" the disk.
Your DVD wont show on the desktop unless a DVD is inserted. Which means that the DVD is either upside down, or simply isn't recognized by the reader. There should be an eject button on your keyboard. Hold that for 3 to 5 seconds and see if it ejects. If not, look for a tiny hole in the front of your case and insert a paper clip and push in until the DVD ejects. Some Macs have no hole and require a shop to extract the DVD for you. Another trick is to start up the PC while holding down the C key during bootup, which will make the PC try to boot off of the DVD. At which point the DVD should eject as the system asks for a proper boot cd.
Shut down the computer (complete power off, not restart) Hold down the left button (Apple mouse?) Push the power button Keep holding the mouse button down until it either ejects or the grey pinwheel appears. (It's not an instant process)
Usually, eject/F12 will open the drive up. If that does not work try. Open terminal and use the command "drutil tray eject"
You can also try command-option O + F and type"eject cd"If none of this works your drive may be bad or the power cord is loose. You will need to open it up or seek professional service.
Hi, I have an iMac 20", its not 2 years old, and the dvd got stack inside, it won't come out, how in the world can I fix that problem? how can I change the dvd burner?. Is there anyone who could help me hout? thanks Jose
When the Mac is turned on look for the small hole near the dvd drive (slot loading i take it?) you will need to insert a straightened paperclip or similar into the hole, the dvd should pop straight out, if the is no hole then if memory serves me the switch is just inside the slot on the right hand side (don't try if you arent confident as you don't want to risk breaking your drive)
also have you tried booting while holding eject, it's done the trick for me on a mackbook pro once or twice