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Disk stuck in optical drive

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
In windows I have had some driver issues, and my computer will only boot to a blue screen.

I want to eject the disk in my optical drive so that I can put in the restore CD that came with my macbook and start again (luckily data is backed up).

Does anyone now of a manual way of ejecting the the disk?

If this can't be done then i'm going to have to pay for the repair.

Would be greatful of any help, thank you.
post #2 of 6
Can't you just boot into osX and press the eject key, or doesn't this work?
post #3 of 6
Holding down the mouse button while booting the Mac should eject any disks in the machine.
post #4 of 6
to avoid any software problems, you can:

-start up with "f", "o", "alt", and "command" keys pressed

this will bing you into "open firmaware" (only text here)

-type "eject cd" and hit return

any cd (not mechanicly stuck) will be ejected

-then type "reboot" and hit return

if this dosn't work, you will have to open up the mac (get it opened up).
peve

and by the way...
no. english is not my native language.
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peve

and by the way...
no. english is not my native language.
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post #5 of 6
sorry - i just saw, that you are using a macbook.
this will not work with an intel-mac

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Originally Posted by peve View Post

to avoid any software problems, you can:

-start up with "f", "o", "alt", and "command" keys pressed

this will bing you into "open firmaware" (only text here)

-type "eject cd" and hit return

any cd (not mechanicly stuck) will be ejected

-then type "reboot" and hit return

if this dosn't work, you will have to open up the mac (get it opened up).
peve

and by the way...
no. english is not my native language.
Reply
peve

and by the way...
no. english is not my native language.
Reply
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for you replies.

Holding down the mouse button works great.

After the disk was out the computer even booted into OS X, so its solved all of my problems.

Thank you
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