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Oh No! I broke my new iMAC


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Just had my new iMAC a couple weeks. I was trying to burn some old documents from a flash drive to a CD. When they transferred, I drug the CD to trash to eject it. It went to trash, but didn't eject the CD. It's stuck! When I shut down, my computer just locked up. I finally had to unplug it (I know that's bad, but I couldn't get it to shut down). It came back on and is running fine than goodness, but the CD is still stuck. Please help!
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reboot ... hold down the mouse button when it restarts

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It worked! Thank you sooooo much. I was sweating bullets. Wished I knew what I did wrong, but now I know how to fix it. Thanks again.
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Thats a good trick. Never had that happen. Would this work with a bluetooth mouse as well? That is.. will my mouse connect soon enough for me to utilize this trick.
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I don't know if this trick works with a Bluetooth mouse, but it works with a trackpad button.
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Thats a good trick. Never had that happen. Would this work with a bluetooth mouse as well? That is.. will my mouse connect soon enough for me to utilize this trick.
Im not sure whether this works with a bluetooth mouse, but you can get the equivalent behavior by holding down the eject key (⏏ or F12) on your keyboard during boot.

For this and other startup combinations, check out this Apple help document.
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