How do I eject a disk?
I can't figure out how to eject a disk from the SuperDrive.
Start up while holding down (pressing on) the trackpad.
I'm pretty sure the person asking the question is not asking how to eject a disk with it's image mounted on the desktop.
Quick way: Go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and choose First Aid. You'll see your drives, including the CD/DVD drive. You will see the disk that is stuck in there, but it will be grayed out. Click on it to select it. See the eject button above the list? Click that and the disk will pop out.
A disk that isn't even recognized by the Disk Utility can be dealt with by using Terminal. Launch Terminal, located at /Applications/Utilities. In the Terminal window, enter one of the following three commands: If you have a single optical drive: drutil eject
If you have both an internal and external optical drive, use the appropriate command below, depending on which drive has the stuck CD or DVD:
drutil eject internal or
drutil eject external
Press return or enter after entering one of the above commands in Terminal. The stuck CD or DVD should be ejected.
I cannot tell you how happy I am, I have just got a stuck disc ejected from the darn superdrive.
I am using external superdrive on my iMac, I put in a disc, it started spinning, rev up and rev down, no mounting what so ever, no icon, no stopping. I restart and shutdown/reboot many times, no luck. checked on line for different suggestions and tried many of those, still no luck. That had been 2 hours or 3 hours I had worked on it and I got very frustrated. I was about to give up, then I suddenly had an idea. I pulled the superdrive away from the iMac and plug into my windows pc sitting next to me, boot up, and BINGO!! the disc got ejected when windows was up and running. Guess that it is a good idea to use both windows and Mac together.
My wife: The external drive is not recognized and the CD is stuck in the external drive (SuperDrive).
Me: Did you put two cds inside it?
My wife: no.
I tried all the tips above, they did not work for me.
I inserted an empty envelope from my energy bill and I slowly pull it out. Success! The FIRST cd was out.
For the SECOND cd I used the "/usr/bin/drutil eject" trick.
1. Press the eject key in the top right corner of the keyboard. (Not present in a macbook air)
2. Drag disk icon from desktop to trash can.
3. Right click on disk icon and click eject.
4. Use disk utility to manually force unmount the inserted disk from within the superdrive. This will cause it to eject.
Assuming you are on a macbook air. One way is to go into finder and under FINDER in menu bar click on preferences. Click on sidebar button at top of pop up window. Bottom of list is devices, check the box for show cds, dvds on desktop. Go to the desktop and control click (right click ) on the cd/dvd icon and choose eject. You can also drag the cd/dvd icon to the trash can which will turn into an eject button.
Just figured this out. FIRST you have to go to Finder-> preferences then click the button that lets you see CD/DVD on desktop. THEN you can drag that CD to the trash and it will eject! it took me over a year to figure this out (but clearly it was not super important to me...)
Since I'm here... is my SuperDrive capable of burning? and burning what?
To save time and energy connect the super drive to any windows pc and then eject the dvd as normal. Works every time.
Go to Terminal
Then hit return key
All good suggestions but none worked in my case. I was able too solve by opening Preferences and looked for CD & DVDs icon. Opened it and selected the checkbox to show the EJECT in the menubar. BOOM poppeed out like a cork
None of these worked for me. I put the disc in to see what was on it strangely I burnt the computer desktop to the disc it then recognised it came up on my desk top and was able to eject
The drive sometimes has trouble reading an old dvd.
In my case the dvd won’t mount on the desktop. By accident I discovered that while the drive is still plugged in I do a barrel roll. In other words I slowly rotate the drive upside down. Somehow that helps the head read the disc, then it mounts on the desktop. I can then eject it if necessary.