Empty dvd stuck in my computer, the computer doesn't recognize the dvd is in. I tried the eject button, tried powering down and holding down the mouse button while powering up. none of these worked must I use a big hammer and chisel?
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Re: dvd stuck in my computer
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
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First try the normal methods to remove the disc. Drag its icon to the Trash can in the Dock or select 'Eject' from the File menu.
If you are running a virtual machine, e.g. VMFusion, ensure that the CD is disconnected from the virtual machine. This will sometimes allow the CD to now show up in Mac OS X.
Shut down the computer and start up whilst 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.
If you have Toast Titanium installed on your computer, choose EJECT DISC from the menubar.
Sometimes you can successfully use the eject disc button in iTunes even if the disc is not visible to the Finder
Open Disk Utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button.
Some Macintoshes have a paperclip hole that you can insert a straightened paperclip into, manually triggering the eject mechanism.
Open Terminal and type "drutil tray eject" to eject the disc/tray, and "drutil tray close" to close the tray.
Restart the computer while holding down Command-Option-O-F, to enter the Open Firmware prompt. Type "eject cd" without the quotes, and press return. The disk ought to eject. To start into OS X, type "mac-boot" without the quotes. Press return, and the computer will continue with the startup. (This will not work on an Intel Mac. There is no Open Firmware on Intel Macs. )
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.
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.
It may be stuck so what you can try are one of these options:
Option# 1 * Shutdown your iMac G4 * Before you turn on your iMac, hold down your mouse button(s). * Turn your iMac on still holding the mouse button(s) down. * You will need to keep holding, until your disc ejects as your iMac starts up. That should do it.
Option# 2 If it does not, try using the Terminal utility to attempt to eject the disc.
* Click anywhere on the blank space of your desktop and then you should see Finder appear near the Apple menu icon located in the upper left corner of your screen.
* Now from the Finder menu, select Go > Utilities. * Within the Utilities folder. locate the Terminal application and launch it. * When the screen prompt appears, type: drutil tray eject
Option# 3 If that does not work, you can also try ejecting the cd using Open Firmware:
* Restart your Mac and hold these keys: * Hold Command, Option, O and F keys while booting up.
* Now type: eject cd
To exit the open firmware screen type: mac-boot
One of these 3 methods should eject your disc. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ If not, you may have a genuinely stuck CD in your drive and may need to take your iMac in to your local Apple retail store Genius bar or local Apple-authorized service center to have it safely and correctly removed.
Honestly, however, I have this same type of iMacG4- you will probably have the cd out by Option # 2 :)
The iMac (Slot loading) computer's disc eject mechanism is electrical instead of mechanical. To eject a CD-ROM disc at startup that contains system software, press the mouse button until the computer ejects the disc. If the disc does not contain system software, wait for the iMac to start up and drag the disc icon to the Trash.
If either of these steps fails to eject the disc, push the drive's manual eject button with a small, blunt object like a paper clip. This button is located to the right of the CD/DVD slot as shown in Figure 1. The computer must be turned on to eject a disc in this manner.
Figure 1 Manual eject button
Once the disc is ejected, it extends just beyond its center hole so you can remove it from the drive. If the disc fails to eject, while holding in the paper clip, use another CD to gently push against the inserted CD. This gentle pressure may help to release the inserted CD.
Important: After ejecting the disc with the manual eject button, you must restart the iMac in order for the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive to work. DONT FORGET TO VOTE
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.
As soon as you turn on your G5, hold down the mouse button. Keep holding it down until the disc ejects. Make sure you hold down the mouse button (right side or middle) as soon as you turn the computer on.