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If you're trying to eject a CD or DVD:

  • Choose Apple menu > Log Out, and then log in again. Try to eject the disc again.

  • If you still can't eject the CD or DVD, choose Apple menu > Restart. While your computer restarts, hold down the mouse button or trackpad button until the disc is ejected.

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