Fixing a Stuck CD/DVD on MacBook – 5 Ways to Eject

Fixing a stuck CD or DVD on the MacBook is really an easy task. There are many different ways to eject a stuck CD or DVD on your MacBook DVD drive or super drive.

We will start with simple tricks then move towards more sophisticated methods. Any of the given approaches will work for you no matter what model of Mac Book you are using or experiencing issues with.

I am assuming that you already have tried the keyboard eject key and it didn’t work for you. If this is not the case, then you must try this method before continuing to the below steps.

How to Fix a Stuck CD/DVD on MacBook – 5 Ways to Eject

Method 1: Using Terminal command to eject a stuck CD or DVD

  • Launch the OS X terminal and then enter the following command;
drutil eject
  • Now you will be required to reboot your MacBook, while it starts back you have to press and hold the eject button on mouse or trackpad.
  • Let’s move to the next step if your CD/DVD is still stuck

Tilting Macbook Down Towards Drive Mouth

Try tilting Mac Book upside down at the CD drive and try shaking a little bit. But be sure that don’t shake too much and don’t use too much force. Keep the disc side on the safe ground, so that if the disc comes out it does not drop at the ground or not get hurt. You have to keep pressing the Eject key while performing this trick.

Using a card to remove a stuck CD/DVD in MacBook

If all of the above methods do not work for you, then you may need to go for some hard approaches. With the current approach, you will need to insert a business card or even a credit card inside your DVD or Super drive until it touches your inserted CD or DVD. After that, you have to press the eject key. This trick will help to stop your device from reading the disk and helps the eject function to work on it.

Ejecting using third-party Software

There are some external tools or software which can also be useful in ejecting a stuck CD or DVD. Here we are listing some tools which you can download and use for disk ejection purpose.



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