Question about Apple Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hi, I was having a quick look through the font CD but am unable to eject it! I havn't installed any as yet, just browsing through but my Mac displays a message box "CD is in use". Am I overlooking something simple?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 23 Answers

Ordinarily your problem would indicate that some application is using the CD for something like playing back music or reading a file.

Assuming you have tried every other way, (command-E, dragging to trash, and hitting the eject key on the pro keyboard, unmounting),the next step is to force the unmount of a volume.

Just open a Terminal and use umount:
sudo umount -f /Volumes/FooBar

If that doesn’t work you can also try:
sudo diskutil umount force /Volumes/FooBar

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have windows vista and i am unable to open files created by printmaster even although i have the disc. The files come up as sig files . Is there a free program i can download to help with this problem...


BODY { FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma; FONT-SIZE:10pt } P { FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma; FONT-SIZE:10pt } DIV { FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma; FONT-SIZE:10pt } TD { FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma; FONT-SIZE:10pt } People who use Sony and Cannon camcorders may feel frustrated trying to upload their videos to youtube, as thesy are taken and saved as mts/m2ts. Well, in fact, all they have to do is to find an mts to flv converter. How to convert m2ts to flv?
Download and install mts to flv converter on your PC. It takes only a few steps to convert m2ts to flv on Windows.
Step 1: Connect your HD video camera/camcorders to your PC. Copy the videos you want to share to your PC's hard-drive before converting or editing them.
Step 2: Launch the m2ts/m2ts to flv converter. Click "Add files" to browse your computer hard disc and add the .mts or .m2ts files you want to convert. You can load all the source files before the m2ts to flv conversion as batch converting is supported by this m2ts flv converter.
Step 3: Now you select flv as the output format and specify a directory for the output files. This m2ts to flv converter supports comprehensive video formats including avi, mpeg, wmv, mp4, mov, xvid, 3gp and more.
Step 4 (optional): The mts to flv converting program can set the brightness, the contrast and the saturation of your videos, crop, trim videos and even merge multiple files into one single file before the conversion.
Step 5: Click the "Start "button to start the mts flv conversion and all you have to do is to wait until the m2ts to flv conversion is done.
Related article: How to convert m2ts to flv and How to convert mts to flv

Oct 03, 2010 | Broderbund Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do you eject a cd from a mac powerbook g4 . How do you download a game?


Use the mouse to click "down" on the icon for the CD, and then "drag" that icon to the Trash bin, and the CD will eject.

Browse to the game's web-site, and click to download the game to your computer.

Apr 10, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

I have not been successful to config my mailing account on iMac Mail, with my BSNL, India account.


font.f1 {font: 12.0px Times} Hello and thanks for contacting FixYa Technical Support.

When it comes to setting up Mac OS X Mail with your BSNL
email account, because it is not a US based email account, Apple has specified that the Mac OS X Mail application will only support US-based emails. This more than likely will explain why you are unable to configure Mac OS X Mail with your email account.

I have provided the link below from Apple detailing this information.

Apple Support Link:
Mail Setup Assistant

If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to reply back to this post.

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer




-------------------------------------------------------------------------
font.f1 {font: 13.0px Times} font.f2 {color: #136308} ** FEEDBACK- I appreciate you taking a quick moment to provide me some of your honest feedback. I hope you will provide me some "Positive Thumbs Ups" for the solution(s) I have delivered in order to help you with your technical request. Thanks**

Feb 27, 2010 | Apple iMac Z0CY Desktop

1 Answer

Grey Screen Apple Start up issue


It appears there may be a possible startup item or issue with your firmware, which may be causing this issue, so I am going to provide some procedures in order to help you resolve this gray screen issue. But first, let me help you remove that disc first:

font.f1 {font: 13.0px Myriad Pro} font.f2 {font: 14.0px Myriad Pro} Procedure #1 - Ejecting CD from drive
Here are some steps I recommend you try to resolve the issue with the disc not ejecting properly

• Reboot your Mac
• Hold down your Mouse button(s) prior to the Apple Chime
• Keep holding the mouse button down while your Mac boots up
• The disc should eject before you reach your Desktop
• When it does, simply release your mouse buttons.
-------------------------------------------------------------------
If this does not help resolve ejecting the disc in your Macbook's drive, you are going to have to take more of a command-line approach:

font.f1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} -EJECTING DISC USING TERMINAL-

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 utility
• At prompt, type: drutil eject

• Now
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 )en
• This command line should eject the disc from the drive, unless there are mechanical issues with the drive within your Macbook.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
At this point the disc should be ejected from your Macbook. If this is the case, then I will now need to direct you back to Safe Boot mode, but with a little twist, from what you may have tried when you last when to Safe Mode:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:
-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• Hold the Shift key until you see a White Screen with Gray Apple icon and eventually a spinning gear.
• When you see the Spinning gear, release the Shift key.
• Allow the Mac to continue booting up. Also this may take a little while.
(NOTE: this may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to load to the Safe mode screen depending on the performance of your Mac, but if it exceeds this time, shutdown your Mac and try just once more. It may have just frozen up the first time around for you.)
• You are going to enter the Safe Mode (which looks like your main desktop environment the only difference is certain start up items are disabled.)

• Once within the Desktop in Safe Mode
• From the Finder Menu, click Go> Go to Folder
• Type in this line: /System/Library/StartupItems
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.
• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

*Reboot your Mac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Post back to me, if these particular Safeboot procedure does not help. Thanks!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer



Feb 01, 2010 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

1 Answer

Installed vista on macbook air and some drivers dont work


Ok, so you commited the sacriledge of installing Windows on a Mac. Enough complaining... The Mac hardware is really tight to the Mac software. Some features of the Mac aren't understood by Vista (and XP for the matter). I ask myself if the F12 (eject cd) is working under Vista?

Apr 08, 2009 | Apple MacBook Air with 13.3" Display

1 Answer

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.

Mar 28, 2009 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

1 Answer

Can't eject Install CD Mac OSX Panther


Hi GInette, sorry to hear you are having problems,
here is how you eject a disk that is stuck in the optical drive of a Mac.
Shut down the Mac.
press the power on button
VERY QUICKLY, press the mouse button, the trackpad button and hold it down firmly until the disk ejects.
This is a built-in hardware command independent of your system and always works when doe right, unless the optical drive is no longer recognized by the Mac or if something is inhibiting it's ejection.
Good luck

Mar 28, 2009 | Apple Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron-1520 unable to read RW DVD's.


you have a faulty disk inserted in the drive. Restart the computer and continuously press eject while the pc is booting, it should eject then.

Oct 11, 2008 | Dell (313-1220) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

2 Answers

Mac OS X 10.4 Installation problem


If your computer ejects the Mac OS X 10.4 Installation DVD, it means that there's a good chance that your Mac doesn't have an Apple internal DVD drive or an Apple SuperDrive, you'll need Mac OS X 10.4 Install CDs.

If your mac is unable to read the CD or ejects it also, there's something wrong with your DVD\CD drive.

Aug 26, 2008 | Apple Mac OS X 10.4

1 Answer

Unable to eject cd magizine. Error 2


power off. open the cd changer unit. look for the motor that, when turning, performs the eject mechanism. now turn this motor by hand in the proper direction until cassette is fully ejected.

Jul 22, 2007 | Clarion DC625 6-Disc CD Changer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2461 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

82 Answers

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1536 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...