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Ozzy Dave
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Feb 14, 2005, 03:36 PM
 
Hi guys, for some reason, my iMac wont eject the cd tray now when I press the button on my keyboard. Does anyone know why this may have happened, and if there is a manuel over ride key combination?

Many thanks for your help,

Dave
     
cpac
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Feb 14, 2005, 03:42 PM
 
not sure why they keyboard thing isn't working for you, but I'm sure somebody will.

In the meantime, you can eject using the Finder (click eject button in the sidebar, or drag the CD/DVD to the trash.)
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Tsilou B.
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Feb 14, 2005, 03:43 PM
 
Originally posted by Ozzy Dave:
Hi guys, for some reason, my iMac wont eject the cd tray now when I press the button on my keyboard. Does anyone know why this may have happened, and if there is a manuel over ride key combination?

Many thanks for your help,

Dave
Is a CD currently in the drive? Does the "eject" button in iTunes still work?
     
TimmyDee51
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Feb 14, 2005, 03:46 PM
 
There is no manual override that I know of, save one. If you reboot the machine, hold down the mouse button until the drive tray spits out. You may have a disc stuck in there that's being a pain, which may be a reason why the eject key isn't working.

One final thought -- try using the eject menu (/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras) to see if it works, although I doubt that will help if the eject key isn't working.
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Ozzy Dave  (op)
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Feb 14, 2005, 06:45 PM
 
thanks very much fr your help guys-unfortunatly there isnt a cd in the drive, but I'll try the other ways and get back to you
     
Anand
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Feb 14, 2005, 10:29 PM
 
The same thing happened to me after upgrading to 10.3.8. Turns out, the computer refused to recognize the existence of the superdrive. I had to start restart the computer and hold down the mouse. That forced the drive to open. Once this occurred I put in a CD and everything went back to normal.
Yes, I know I could buy a PC, but why?
     
Nagittar
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Feb 16, 2005, 12:01 AM
 
whenever i have problems ejecting a cd or opening the drive tray i use toast.

open toast and click on the Copy tab.

Then use in the eject buttom.


no idea why, but this aleways works for me.
     
ThisGuy
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Feb 16, 2005, 01:30 AM
 
using Terminal this has worked for me.

drutil tray eject
     
jay3ld
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Feb 17, 2005, 01:17 AM
 
go to itunes and try to burn a playlist for fun. it should fine no cd and eject the drive.
     
   
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