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Stuck CD my CD is stuck in my mac, i think a sticker has come of the CD and is preventing ejecting- tried every tip online with no success- help

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Hi,

Tricky one...

I've had success in the past by using a thin knife blade, or metal ruler (a medium sized pocket knife works well)... Stick a small square of double-sided tape on the blade/ruler... IMPORTANT! Very gently slide the blade/ruler into the slot, do so at a slight angle so you first clear the edge of the disk. Then gently, but firmly, press the blade/ruler down on the disk so the double sided tape sticks... now press the 'eject' button on the keyboard (or the go to Finder and select the disk and click the eject icon), at the same time try to gently wiggle the blade/ruler outward to assist in removing the disk!

Good luck!

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SOURCE: Ejecting a Stuck CD in Mac OSX

  • 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.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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