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Mac experts needed: Forcing a DVD to eject

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by forever_town, May 18, 2008.

  1. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I have tried everything under the sun to eject a DVD I put in, to no avail. Everything from dragging the icon to the trash, to clicking eject in the DVD Player menu to a keystroke combination at restart to no avail. The damn DVD is still sitting in the drive tray.

    What's next before I search for the emoticon banging its head against a wall?
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Have you tried the old paper-clip-in-the-pinhole-on-the-drive trick yet?
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    No. I'm afraid I'll break either the drive or the DVD.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That might be your best option.
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    It just now ejected.

    I didn't do anything magical to it, but the drive finally spat it out on its own.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I've had this same problem a couple of times. There isn't a paper clip hole, is there?
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Mods, since my problem sort of solved itself, I don't think we need this thread. I wouldn't mind it being locked or nuked or whatever.
  8. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Caps lock on? Generally the problem.
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