Handy trick to eject a CD/DVD under OS X

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At work today I inserted a DVD that my Macintosh Powerbook didn't recognize. (It was burned on a Windows machine for what its worth, but that's never proven to be a problem before).

In any case I couldn't drag the disc to the trash because it hadn't mounted. I don't see any paperclip-sized hole to manually eject the disc. After spending some time googling I did discover a way to do it from the command line without having to reboot: drutil eject will spit out the disc. (The most common solution I found in my googling was to reboot while holding down the mouse button and then the disc is ejected on startup. I didn't want to kill my uptime, though... ;-)

—Michael A. Cleverly

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Thanks for share this trick :)

Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 05:32

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