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Sometimes a Mechanical Fix is the Only Way
Authored by: Mike Perry on Dec 29, '07 05:19:12PM

My PPC Mac mini refused to respond to any of the software tricks I could find online for getting it to eject a DVD. It wasn't seeing my optical drive, so it saw no need to eject anything from it. Grrrrrrr.....

Finally, despairing of any other answer, I took off the Mac mini case, removed five tiny screws holding on the metal plate at the top of the CD/DVD drive, and simply lifted the troublesome DVD out. It proved far easier than I'd thought.

Yes, it seems a bit drastic, but since I'd already spent several hours trying various software fixes that didn't work, this 15-minute, guaranteed-to-work procedure was marvelous.

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