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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject

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    I'm on an iMac G5 doing desktop publishing. I inserted a blank disc into the disc drive. The icon did not appear on the desktop and the disc will not eject, even after a restart. Suggestions?

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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject
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    Hold down the mouse key as you restart your machine. If that doesn't work or if you don't want to restart, try the following.

    1. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities)
    2. Type the following and press enter:
    Code:
    drutil tray eject
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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject

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    My problem is worst,I have 2 disc,trying to get 1 out my drive ate a second dvd and now wont stop trying to eject it,is annoying and I tried all methods from credit card to press mouse after reboot and nothing seems to work

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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject
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    So, to clarify, you have two drives (Mac Pro?). If so, you can use drutil to specify a drive. So, in Terminal, execute the following:
    Code:
    drutil list
    That will print out a list of optical drives. Record down the number of the one you want to eject. Next, using that number, execute the following but replace X with the number you recorded:
    Code:
    drutil -drive X tray eject
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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject

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    I have an iMac not a MBP,and inside theres 2 discs,my imac wont stop trying to eject it but cant do it

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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject
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    So, you have two discs in one drive? If so, you need to bring it in for repairs.
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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject

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    Most likely,well in that case I wont,I will buy a new external dvd drive,do you know where can I get external mac dvd drive at good price?

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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject
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    Why not just get it fixed? You noted that the Mac keeps trying to eject the discs and I imagine that if this is the case, nothing good will come of leaving this broken.
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    Stuck Disc Won't Eject

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    I know is broken,wasnt burning before this happened,apple will charge me more than if i buy a cheap one

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