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Eject a stuck CD/DVD from a MacBook Pro SuperDrive | sleep then wake
Authored by: kipz0r on Sep 12, '10 02:49:05AM

Yet another approach.

Really Short version:
Mount the CD manually, unmount the CD manually, press eject button.

Short version:
open terminal
sudo mkdir /Volumes/CDROM
sudo mount -r -t cd9660 /dev/disk4 /Volumes/CDROM
sudo umount /Volumes/CDROM
press eject button.
Please note: for me my cd is /dev/disk4, for you it could be something else. oh, don't try to mount the s1 or s2 after Disk1/2/3/4 etc. It just won't mount :)
Please note 2: if this doesn't work, you can also try to eject the cd/dvd via the 'drag to bin' way in between the mount and umount commands.

Long version:
I have since a week a macbook pro and found out that my superdrive liked to keep my dvd. I first tried to press eject, but after 17 times or so I gave up doing that.
First I looked here, and tried the '10 minute' approach. I gave up after 2 minutes.
As I have some experience with linux, I wanted to mount the drive manually to see if I could drag it to the bin to eject, I mounted it manually, dragged it to the bin, got the message 'drive is in use, force eject?' I clicked on force eject, osx said nicely 'cd ejected' and nothing happened.
Then I unmounted the drive manually and saw that the link on my desktop was gone, I tried ejecting via the keyboard once more and voila: Stuck DVD unstucked!

Hope this helps.

Kip



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