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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2010
    Eject DVD problem
    Hi There:

    Just put a DVD in my MAC Mini for the 1st time. I want to remove it for a CD WITHOUT restarting my MAC.

    I've tried the key 'Eject': Not working. Is there a shortcut to do this?, or simply another way? I've looked it up in the help menu (telling me to press F12), but F12 is the 'turn volume up' on my keyboard (thin keyboard with white keys).

    And I can't see the DVD anywhere (which I would drop in the trash).

    Thks so much for your help.

  2. #2

    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Can you see it in Disk Utility ??
    If so eject from there.

    If stiill having problems open terminal and copy and paste

    drutil tray eject

    And hit return

    Hope it helps some. If not post back and we will try something else.

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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2010
    thks for your reply Tatooed. In the end, I restarted my MAC since the Disk Utility app was stuck on something like 'checking the Disk(s)'.

    Prob solved, but I don't understand why I can't see the DVD, as we do with a CD.

    Again, thks a mil.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Just note that there is a delay on the Eject key. You don't just tap it, you have to press and hold it for about 5 seconds before it ejects.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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