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How to eject the disk from slot disk drive

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The optical drive is shot. You can put a drive from another machine or brand in the drive carrier as long as it fits. I've had some drives that the face plate is too long to fit, and others where I trimmed the face plate a bit and made it fit.

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It's probably a driver issue, I know this because I reinstalled WIN7 Pro, because of some experimenting and it was after the reinstall that media wouldn't eject using the touch-bar ejecter, although I was able to get everything else working flawlessly. No problem though, just open My Computer, right click on the CD/DVD Drive and click eject from the pulldown menu. Currently I'm looking for the driver fix, but haven't found it YET~! P.S. Anyone who thinks or says it's the BIOS is crazy... don't listen to them. It's more than likely a chipset driver because it's hardware, but don't rule proprietary software. Hope this helps~!

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I have had this happen, but there may be more than one problem causing it, so there may be more than one solution. One thing is: are you trying to put a DVD in a CD rom? Most of the newer ones are also a DVD player, but it never hurts to check. It will not read it, and may reject (eject) it. There may be scratches or other damage on the disk, causing the laser not to read it. I have found that sometimes you can turn the disk 1/4 or 1/2 turn and it will read it, I don't know why. (This is a common problem with playing cd's in a car stereo - often they will continue to eject it until you rotate it a bit.) If your disk has scratches, fingerprints, or dust on it, you can clean it with a mechanical cleaner. I bought one at Wal-Mart and it has cleaned many disks that I thought were useless. Cleaning by using a soft rag and soapy water my work, but may also cause even more scratches, so I would not recommend it.

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If you look at the front of the CD drawer, you should see a tiny hole. That hole is to allow the removal of a disk that will not eject.
Find yourself a paper clip and straighten it out except for the shortest bend and form it into the shape of a letter L.
With the rest of the clip looking nice and straight push it into the hole gently and that wil actuate the mechanism that will release the disk.
Hope that helps.

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How do eject disc from my mac os x

Every Mac that has an optical drive has an eject key on the keyboard. Pressing the eject key will eject a CD or DVD.

The eject key has this icon on it: ?

You can also right-click on the disk icon, then choose "Eject" from the pop-up menu.

You can also click once on the disk icon, then choose "Eject" from the File menu.

You can also drag the icon to the Trash icon in the dock.

The eject key will only eject CDs and DVDs, but all of the other methods described above will also unmount other media types, like a hard drive or flash drive connected via USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt.

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I do believe that there is still a small hole by that slot, that you can insert a straightened paper Clip into, and keep pushing until you feel/hear a slight, click, keep pushing gently and the disk should soon appear. IF you cannot do that the DVD will be removable by taking out the fasteners underneath the laptop,, and sliding the DVD out. for repair of replacement.

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In your case, you have slot drive in your Mac Mini so try the command line that I have provided below. It is just a slight modification from what you stated you tried.


From your Desktop:

•Click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities folder.

• Locate and open the Terminal application.

• At prompt, type: drutil eject and press the Return key on your keyboard

(NOTE: If you have a CD/DVD drive with a tray, type: drutil tray open press the Return key on your keyboard).

If that procedure with Terminal does not work, there are two applications that you can try:
Disk Utility- You open the application, select the affected disc or the optical drive in the left sidebar window. Then select eject from the top of the Disk Utility menu. See if that work.

iTunes- Simply open the application, and select the eject icon at the bottom of the window.

Last but not least, I did notice you did not mention that you try this procedure:

Reboot your Mac Mini.
As the Mac Mini boots up, hold down all mouse buttons and keep holding them down until (hopefully) the cd ejects.
I am not sure if you have done all of these processes for ejecting your disc, but again these steps were not mentioned in your initial inquiry.

Let me know if these additional steps have helped or if they are in fact redundant.



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The dvd rom quit ejecting. It clicks and a light flashes and nothing else...won't come out. I tried the little hole with a paper clip. nothing. How do I access it from the bottom.

If the optical drive is not ejecting with the emergency eject button ,it probably a bad optical drive. The repair manual is given on the link below

Go to the option that says >removal and replacement procedures>optical drives

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Sometimes the disk stops when ejecting, and remains in a slightly lifted position, making it impossible to eject it no matter what. It has to come back to it's resting place inside the drive and then you can try ejecting it again.
Try to push it back in with something that will not destroy the disk and the drive, like a piece of cardboard, or your finger, if you can reach inside.When it clicks back into place, try ejecting it again. Repeat a couple of times if necessary, it should unlatch eventually.

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Do you have any small children in you house?
They love to put quarters, flat washers, etc. into cd drives. This is the major cause of the drive not ejecting in my experience. I have never had a Mac CD not eject a disk. It is very difficult to get foreign objects out of the slot, and I suggest taking it in for repair.
There is a small eject switch inside the drive slot. The idea is to push on it with an "unbent" paperclip. Its located at the left (or bottom) of the slot. You'll have to experiment.

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My dell xps m1530 will not and the eject will not function

The M1530 slot drive has no manual eject. If the drive is not ejecting the media, then a service call is required to replace the optical drive. (The old drive has to be removed from the chassis to get the media out of it)

Hopefully, the system is under warranty.

if not, information on removing the optical drive is here:

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From memory its a bugger of a mission ,
Easier to take to a Service Technican unless you are able to do this type of repair,
It will require a lot of paiteince and skill to strip down and reassemble this just to get to the disk.

Give it to the PROS only if you want it to work again,

Sorry but thats the truth,

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