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Old Sep 17th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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can't eject cd on mac mini

hey guys,
i was wondering if anyone else ever ran into this problem: i cant seem to eject a cd that i put into my mac mini, it doesnt seem to have an emergency eject hole... any help would be great =D
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Old Sep 17th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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From the Mac Mini User Guide:

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If you have trouble ejecting a disc

Quit any applications that may be using the disc and press the Media Eject key on your Apple Keyboard. On other keyboards, you may be able to use a key combination to eject discs. Check the documentation that came with your keyboard.

If that doesnít work, open a Finder window and click the eject icon next to the disc
icon in the Sidebar, or drag the discís icon from the desktop to the Trash.

Make sure nothing is placed on top of your computer. Objects placed on top of the computer may keep a disc from ejecting.

If that doesnít work, restart the computer while holding down the mouse button.
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Mac...lUserGuide.pdf
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Old Sep 17th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #3
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If you restart and hold in your mouse button, that should effectively eject the CD.
i tried but it doesnt work. i also tried opening firmware or whatever its called and it says "can't open eject device".
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Old Sep 17th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #4
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boot to Open Firmware by holding down Command-Option-O-F and keeping it held until you get to a text screen--dark text on a white background.

At the prompt, type 'eject cd' (no quotes)

Then type 'mac-boot'
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Old Sep 17th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #5
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Apparently, booting into Open Firmware, and type eject cd.

Now, Hold the mini with the CD drive facing the ground.. gently shake towards the ground. (Gently... you don't wanna break anything!)

This has worked for others apparently...

http://www.macreviewzone.com/phpbb/v...ic.php?t=1173&
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Old Sep 17th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #6
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Apparently, booting into Open Firmware, and type eject cd.

Now, Hold the mini with the CD drive facing the ground.. gently shake towards the ground. (Gently... you don't wanna break anything!)

This has worked for others apparently...

http://www.macreviewzone.com/phpbb/v...ic.php?t=1173&
yay, i am saved! shaking has solved the problem! thanks to everyone for their help!!
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Old Sep 17th, 2005, 11:38 AM   #7
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Hi,

I wonder if that is an Apple Care solution?

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