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Mac new wireless keyboard. the CD door open/eject button not working. Can't get the door open now

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Re: Mac new wireless keyboard. the CD door open/eject...

Macs usually have a force out button if you have a cd stuck, and also it could be a hang up in the mechanism. Old macs usually had a pin hole you could put a bent paper clip in, and the newer versions may need the front face pulled to get it open. When you try to eject do you hear it try to move?

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How do I eject disc?

If the Mac is on, dragging a disc icon (CD, DVD, floppy) onto the Trash Can ejects the disc. The Trash Can icon will change to Eject. Pressing and holding F12 often works. Look at the keyboard for an Eject button - not all keyboards will have the feature. In some programs, there is an Eject option in the Menu or on the toolbar. The last choice is to press and hold the mouse or trackpad button and restart the system.

I hope this helps.

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How to eject an apple cd?

If eject (top right corner on keyboard) doesn't work, power down, then as you turn it on, simultaneously hold the eject & cd should come out. If that doesn't work, repeat(power down/power on) & hold eject & escape (esc) buttons

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If you hold down the mouse button, and then turn on the eMac, the drive will pop out, and you can put in a CD. Also, you can hold the F12 button to eject. Even if there isn't a dedicated Eject key on the keyboard, you can eject this way.

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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.

Sep 17, 2010 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

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How do iget the bloody door open tp insert disc

Mac OS 9.2
  • Press the Eject key on Apple Pro Keyboard
  • To open the second optical drive on a Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) computer, press Option-Eject on the Apple Pro Keyboard.
  • Open the Eject application found in the Eject Extras folder. The Eject Extras folder is located in the Apple Extras folder on the CD.
  • Click the iTunes eject button (see Figure 1).
  • Hold down the mouse button when you hear the startup sound as the computer restarts.
  • Start up from Mac OS X and customize the toolbar with an eject button.
Mac OS X
  • In the Finder, Choose View > Customize Toolbar. In the window that appears, drag the Eject button to the toolbar, then click Done. Select the disc you want to eject in the Finder window, then click the Eject button in the toolbar.
  • Press the Eject key on the Apple Pro Keyboard.
  • To open the second optical drive on a Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) computer, press Option-Eject on the Apple Pro Keyboard.
  • If you have a keyboard without an eject key, press F12 (under Mac OS X 10.1 and later). Note: You must press the F12 key longer to prevent the tray from accidentally opening.
  • Click the eject button in iTunes (illustrated in Figure 1).
  • Hold down the mouse button when you hear the startup sound as the computer restarts.
  • Start up from Mac OS 9.2 and follow the options in the section above.

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I want to eject cd from cd rom apple system imac

To eject a CD/DVD that is not recognized by your computer, boot up while holding down the eject button on your keyboard, and continue to hold down eject until the disk ejects.

If this does not work, hold down your mouse button while booting up in the same way.

If neither of these work, open Terminal and type in the following:

drutil tray eject

If your disc does still not eject, your optical drive likely needs repair.

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Stuck dvd tray

There are many ways to eject a DVD. Try this.

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.

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CDs get stuck in the slot of my mac mini---3 years old.

Ok, let's go through the options in case you have missed one. Command E, Open Finder and click eject button next too it's name, dragging the item to trash, press F12, or hitting eject on the keyboard. If none of those work make sure the drive is not just busy. Sometimes you have to wait a few seconds even after stopping the application. You can use Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities to eject a CD. Open Terminal and type drutil tray eject If that fails, in Terminal type drutil list and then look at the list and find the drive. Tyoe drutil tray eject 1 The 1 should be replace with whatever drive # you found in the list.

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DVD reader

Hi I'm sorry you are having trouble,
OK, when was the last time your CD/DVD trey opened properly when instructed by pressing the eject button on your keyboard ?
This (and all other apple computers now) machine does not have a button other than the keyboard eject button to eject or open the trey. The eject button is usually the last key at the top right hand of the keyboard. If you are not using an Apple Keyboard, it does not always work. And, sometimes, that key no longer sends it's request to the Mac... SO,
Have you tried another keyboard ?
Is there a Disk in the reader? Sometimes the disk itself confuses the reader and paralyses it and restarting won't help it even freezes the system....
That is why there is another way to get the CD drive to open or eject a disk that won't come out:
Restart your mac or from an off position, turn on the Mac and VERY QUICKLY press the mouse button ( If you have a mighty mouse, be sure to click the left side of the mouse ) and hold that mouse button down until the disk ejects, depending on how much ram you have, it could take 10 seconds to 70 seconds, be patient...
If the Mac boots without ejecting the disk, then either your mouse or keyboard are not connected directly to the mac, this does not work well through a USB Hub, or the mouse or Keyboard are defective.
Keep trying it with other keyboards or mice until you get that drawer opened.

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CD drive window does not open

when you are booting press and hold mouse button downthis should eject the drive have you tried this yet?

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