Mac OS X - Force Ejecting a CD
This document provides information on force ejecting a CD from your Mac.
In the event that a disk has become stuck in your Macintosh computer, there are several steps you can take to try to force it to eject.
- Restart your computer, and hold down the mouse button. If you have a 2 button mouse, hold down the left click.
- If your computer has an eject key on the keyboard, restart the computer again, this time holding the eject key.
- Open a Terminal window and type in drutil tray eject.
If neither of the above work to eject the CD, MacRumors has additional information on how to Force Eject a Stuck CD or DVD.
If you are uncomfortable performing any of these steps, or continue to have problems, please call the Help Desk at (608) 264-HELP (4357).