Help! Unable to eject CD

in Genius Bar edited January 2014

Mac Mini 1.25G, 256 Megs, 40 Gigs, 10.3.9.

I inserted a CD (which had some backups of my data). The CD did not mount, did not show up on the desktop, did not show up in Finder, which means I have no way of ejecting it! Please help me eject the CD.



  • Reply 1 of 4
    tilttilt Posts: 396member
    Oops, dumb me! Please ignore previous post. I forgot the existence of the Eject key on the keyboard. I hit it and it worked. Sorry to be so dumb.

    Incidentally, any idea why it did not show up in Finder or on the Desktop or why it did not mount the CD?

  • Reply 2 of 4
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    In the menu, Check Finder->Preferences and make sure the CD checkbox is checked.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    tilttilt Posts: 396member
    Yes, the CD box is checked. ALl my other CDs are working fine, it is only this one that misbehaves

  • Reply 4 of 4
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    I've had this happen on a CD-R that was scratched before. Sometimes if the OS can't read it, it doesn't spit it back out or forgets there is a CD in there at all. Its only happened 3-4 times for me.
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