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John*Wells

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I have tried everything to get it out, eject Key, Drag to trash, Command E, Left Mouse button after Chime Terminal Commands Drutileject /usr/bin/drutileject and sticking a playing card in a little ways .

Any other ideas? I made an appointment with Geek squad as a last resort. I hope I Can get it out and Save the DVD because it is of Sentimental value to me
 

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Power off the computer then power back on and press the open button on the drive as it powers up?
 

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Had a disc stuck in my external Apple drive and it took years to get it out?

How did I finally do it last week?

On an Internet tip, I booted into Virtual Drive Windows and used its system options to finally eject the disc
 

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I'm not very familiar with that model but assume it has a slot loading drive. Those used to have a small micro-switch on the right side of the opening (IIRC - may be on the left but it should be there). You can't see it unless you hold the fiber stuff open a bit. Press that switch with the end of a unbent paper clip.

If that doesn't work:

Try booting in "recovery mode" (usually COMMAND-R at startup).
then...
Launch Disk Utilities from the MacOS Utilities menu.
Click on your DVD volume in the sidebar.
Press Mount.
Type in your password if asked.
Quit Disk Utility.
In the menu bar, click on Utilities and choose Terminal.
try the "/usr/bin/drutil eject" command again.
 
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There should be a small hole in the front of the drive. With it powered off and not spinning, stick a paper clip into the hole and push gently. It’s a mechanical manual eject.

oops, too late, but remember it for later.
 

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Glad you had better luck ejecting a stuck disc than I did.

Spent years trying different recommended methods (some of which pointed out above)
 

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