One of my customers yesterday complained to me that she was unable to eject the DVD disc out of her MacBook. If you don’t know what MacBook is, the MacBook is a Macintosh notebook computer by Apple. I was so confident thinking that surely all CD or DVD drives have a little pin hole on the face of the drive where you can force eject the disc out by inserting a pin. So I told her to get a paper clip, straighten and insert it to the pin hole. I was a little embarrassed when I couldn’t find a pin hole on MacBook!
The worst part about a CD or DVD stuck in a MacBook is, it keeps on trying to read the disc and can’t boot in to Mac OS. This problem makes the MacBook unusable until you remove the stuck disc. At first I tried booting up the MacBook and held the “N” key, thinking that it won’t read the disc and will try to boot up using network, but it is still reading the disc! What’s wrong with Mac?!?
Actually removing a stuck CD or DVD from MacBook is pretty easy if you know how. Before sending your MacBook to get the stuck disc out, try the steps below and it might save you time and money!
Here are a few ways on how to eject a stuck CD or DVD from MacBook.
1. If you have a mouse, or mighty mouse, reboot the MacBook, press and hold the mouse button.
2. If you don’t have a mouse, you can press and hold the trackpad/touchpad button. It’s the same method as above but this is for people who don’t have a mouse.
3. Since the disc is being read in an infinite loop, you can try using a small cardboard or even a name card and stick it in until it touches the disc to stop it from reading. Press the Eject key few times. An example of a good cardboard is a battery pack cardboard.
4. Some people had success in leaving the MacBook turned on for around 10 minutes. It will eventually boot up and the stuck CD/DVD will automatically eject.
5. One final method is to tilt the MacBook 45 degrees forward and press the eject key.
Good luck in removing a stuck disc in your MacBook! Well I got mine out ;)