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  • mummyd33 Mar 10, 2008

    its like the cd is jammed, i can hear it doing something it jus wont come out when i press or click on eject

  • mummyd33 Mar 10, 2008

    no thats still not working. it sounds like its gunna come out then its like its loading up

  • mummyd33 Mar 10, 2008

    its still not ejecting. it sounds like its about to, then it sort of like loads up again

  • mummyd33 Mar 10, 2008

    my computer doesnt have a tray. you have to push a cd or disc in manually. its like a slot and i cant see a small hole. any suggestions?

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Mummyd33 if you look at the face plate on the cdrom, you'll notice a small hole. Take a large paperclip. Bend one end and make it strait. (about 1"). Keeping it strait push it into the hole. When you feel it has stopped going in, give it a harder push. That will release the cdrom drawl. You will be able to pull it open.
Remove the what ever CD you had in there. Press the cd button to close the cdrom. Click again & see if it will open by it's self.
If it does open by it's self than there was a problem with the way the cd was inserted.
The cd tray is not that deep & it's easy to not get the cd all the way into the tray. It happends. No worries.

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Make sure you are not accessing the disc when trying to eject. You should receive an error message that the disc is busy, but sometimes it is behind another open window and you may overlook it. Close whatever files are being accessed by applications and try again.

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picexporterror If you have Toast Titanium installed on your computer, choose EJECT DISC from the menubar.
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picexporterror Open Disk Utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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