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Ejecting stubborn CDs using a terminal command

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Today I inserted a DVD only to find out Toast didn't recognize it. I couldn't get the system (OSX) to disengage the DVD, it was stuck in the drive. I tried the eject key to no avail.

 

Shoot, love the mac, but I thought I had to restart just to get the DVD to eject.

 

Well, I found a very nice and simple command to have the disc eject.

 

drutil tray eject 0

 

That's the command.

 

Oh of course that is a terminal command. Launch the Terminal and type that in (you can copy and paste that into the terminal if you wish) and that is a Zero not the letter O after the word eject.

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Nice find!

 

 

Oh good, I like the ' command drutil eject 0' a little better

 

I like to think of it as Doctor Utility, Eject zero please.

 

Thanks

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