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mini - no way to eject cd


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My mini would not load I booted up using my install disc went to disc utility and chose repair.It said the underlying task reported failure on exit. I tried to install from the cd and it said cannot newer system on mini.I went to eject cd in disc utility and it was grayed out.How do I eject the disc.
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Make sure your mouse is plugged in. Restart the computer holding down the mouse button.

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Open terminal and type "eject cdrom"
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Open terminal and type "eject cdrom"
I cannot get past the starting mac osx screen so I cannot do that.
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Make sure your mouse is plugged in. Restart the computer holding down the mouse button.
I restarted holding mouse button got a 5 second high pitched beep then it stuck on the loading osx screen.I use a wireless mouse if that makes any difference.
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I think it needs to be a wired mouse because by the time the screen comes up your mouse driver is not loaded or paired with the system.

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I think it needs to be a wired mouse because by the time the screen comes up your mouse driver is not loaded or paired with the system.
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try this (used this on the ALum iMac issue unloading Leopard)

turn off the mac
hold Option key down and turn on the mac
hold key down till a graphic shows with an arrow under it
release key and hit eject button
this works only for wired keyboards

Apple support walked me through this
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I think it needs to be a wired mouse because by the time the screen comes up your mouse driver is not loaded or paired with the system.
that did the trick thank you.
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Find the wired keyboard and mouse an absolute necessity for doing installs, using Apple Hardware Test, DiskWarrior, especially version 4 and of course little jobs like stuck CD's.

So if you use wireless, sure need a back up.
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To put an eject icon on your menu bar go to:

hard drive/system/core services/menu extras/eject menu
Click on it and it will put an icon on your menu bar

Or f12 on standard keyboard...

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