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I have a cd stuck in optical drive. I have just installed a new battery, which it needed. I need to get to the terminal to type in "drutil eject". Do I need to type it out as "drutil_eject" or simply type drutil(space)util"?

Any other suggestions? I have a macbook pro which I can hotwire up to the macbook (2007, 13-inch screen black body). Any fixes will be greatly appreciated. I am pretty certain that the optical drive is still good, but the DVD in it is just faulty. It will play when the operating system is up. I cannot get to the operating system, but will still try! Thanks!

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Hold down the space bar or mouse (track pad) at startup. That should eject the DVD unless it's warped or the opening is deformed.

Else you'll have to remove the drive and its top in order to remove the disk.

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drutil is a command. It can take a number of arguments, but you're interested in just one, eject. The correct usage is with a space between them: drutil eject

What's the problem with the disk in the drive? If I recall correctly, you have to hold down a key (option?) to tell a Macbook to boot from a disk - otherwise it just boots as normal.

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