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U can use a small paper clip if you need to open it urgently.

if its totally knackerred then you will need to replace the dvd/cdrom drive

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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.

Cindy Wells

Jun 11, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Ejecting a disc


- normally discs will be ejected if you press the eject-button on the top right corner on the keyboard.
sometimes a restart with a pressed down eject-button is needed to get the disc out.
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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.

Aug 18, 2010 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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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.

May 21, 2010 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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I can't eject a dvd from my mac pro desktop


Try these tips.....usually holding down the touchpad buttton while tapping the eject button during bootup works.

picexporterror 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.
picexporterror If you have Toast Titanium installed on your computer, choose EJECT DISC from the menubar.
picexporterror Sometimes you can successfully use the eject disc button in iTunes even if the disc is not visible to the Finder
picexporterror Open Disk Utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button.
picexporterror Some Macintoshes have a paperclip hole that you can insert a straightened paperclip into, manually triggering the eject mechanism.
picexporterror Open Terminal and type "drutil tray eject" to eject the disc/tray, and "drutil tray close" to close the tray.
picexporterror 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. )
picexporterror 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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Disk won't eject on my iMac


Ok, I assume you have hit the eject button on the keyboard. Try dragging the CD icon on the desktop to the trash can. If that doesn't work, Shut down the computer and start up while 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. Some Macintoshes have a paperclip hole that you can insert a straightened paperclip into, manually triggering the eject mechanism. Another option is to open Disk Utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button. Sometimes you can successfully use the eject disc button in iTunes even if the disc is not visible to the Finder. Another option is to Open Terminal and type "drutil tray eject" to eject the disc/tray, and "drutil tray close" to close the tray. Lastly 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. One of these should work.

Sep 03, 2009 | Apple Mac mini G4 Desktop

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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.

Mar 28, 2009 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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Keyboard F1-F13 not working


hmmm on my mac keyboard, the f12 does the eject process...i think that's normal.. I think volume up/down is like f4 or f5 or something around there..

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My new Keyboard is broken


Order a new keyboard. Something may have been spilled into your keyboard causing a short.

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