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Can't eject dvd tried all ways of ejecting, none work

imac won't eject dvd have tried all methods, holding mouse down whilst restarting etc. have been told i have to take out screen and remove dvd with pliers.

Has anyone done this? how do you remove screen?

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here is a link to a previous question about this problem with several answers. In particular scan down to macheads solution. Good luck.

http://www.ifixit.com/Discuss/thread/653...

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thanks for the info will check it out now.

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hi rj713 the advice is for macbook pro, after reading though I think I could fix it in my imac if I knew how to get into it.

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The original post was for a macbook pro but macheads advice is for any optical drive.

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Thanks for the advice

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Go to Applications--Utilities Launch Terminal.app type drutil eject then press return

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Hi mayer, have tried that. Thanks for response.

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Of course when someone says "I've tried everything", your everything may be very different than a techs everything. When you hit the eject button on your keyboard are you getting any sounds? Is it a full sized disk in the machine? What are the last three figures of your serial number?

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the last part of the serial no x85,yes it is a full size disc, when I hit the eject it makes the sound it usually makes, sounds like it's coming out, then the comp moves into front row

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That serial didn't work. Look on the bottom of the stand.

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model no A1224

Serial no ends X85

Ethernet ID ends FCF

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you dont have to use pliers theres a tiny hole that releases it on the side use a needle and it will be free when powered down a thin piece of plastic and some two sided tape slide it out popsicle stick too thick give it a try theres some real thin two sided tape staples on sale spring might have got loose or you might have jamed two disk in on accident or lever over shot its stop point and now in limbo so use a disk on a stick should here the lever go back in place when done

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cheers cuttingedge9 just tried your last suggestion, sadly it didn't work.. when or if I get into my mac I will try your first suggestion.

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