One of the quickest ways to eject a cd or dvd is to rightclick on its desktop icon and select eject from the popup menu. You can drag the desktop icon for an external volume and drop it on the trash can in the dock. An alternative method is represented by the dock bar. If this command doesnt work, try typing in drutil tray eject instead. It just runs and runs, even with the sleep timer set to the shortest time span. If you see an icon that represents the cddvd playback or recording software, rightclick on the. The avbryt button is swedish for cancel and to abort the attempted eject, the author must have forgot to translate the button. The builtin microphone or camera of your mac isnt recognized in windows. Eight ways to force eject a disc from your macs optical drive. Eight ways to force eject a disc from your macs optical drive wednesday, may 18th, 2016 author. Therefore, the next time you want to use the drive on your system, make sure to change the status to online in disk management. If your computer has an eject key on the keyboard, restart the computer again, this time holding the eject key. In my case, i am mounting another macs main volume on my current mac. Force eject force ejection eject drive eject unmount drive ejection.
Some applications, such as disk utility, have an eject command in a menu or toolbar. Launch the application and use the eject command to eject the cd or dvd. How to eject a flash drive or external drive from a mac youtube. Safely remove rugged usbc from your computer lacie. To eject a disc from your mac, do any of the following. How to force eject a volume or drive in os x mactrast. Once the drivers are installed properly in windows, the apple superdrive should accept discs, read, write, and eject them as expected, just like it does on the mac. Ensure to close all such applications before trying to eject the disc. Rightclick on your external hard drive and select eject. Safe boot uses a software driver instead of using your machines video. Ejecting a disc from a pc running windows is a pretty simple process. Diskeject has two versions in the archive, one for intel based systems and one for powerpc based systems, so you need to make sure to run the.
Go to the properties and disable the selected device. Force eject network drive mac os x become the solution. How to eject a usb drive when windows doesnt want to. The first two eject commands worked the same for me, but if one doesnt work for you, try the other. Open a terminal window and type in drutil tray eject. A revised, improved howto video on how to force eject your macs dvd drive with tips and icons. Pick your favorite way to eject disk volumes from your mac and put an end to the disk not ejected properly warnings. One of the things that i find most annoying about windows is when i use the safely remove hardware function to disconnect a flash.
While apple has slowly phased out optical drives from its mac lineup over the years, you might still have a macbook or desktop mac with a disc drive. While apple has slowly phased out optical drives from its mac lineup over. The quicklook process is a feature that was introduced in the mac os x. How to eject devices from the use of the terminal for a mac. Your first stop will be disk utility, located at applicationsutilitesdisk utility. Click spotlight, type in terminal, and click terminal to open terminal. So lets follow these steps to find which works for you. Can anyone tell me how i can force the dvd drive to open and eject the disk. How to force eject a disc from within the os well start with the easiest way to get the drive open skip the physical button on the outside and ask your operating system to force eject the disc.
Simple mac app that can eject discs from both internal and external disc drives. But there are some simple methods to sort this problem. This device is currently in use use unlocker to see what is using the drive nothing is using the drive eject usb says it cannot eject the drive. On the bottom will be your public zoning device, which is your usb device. Some cddvd playback or recording software may cause the optical disk drive not to eject. If the usual methods for disc ejection fail, you enter a command in the terminal window. Disceject is an unsophisticated mac os x application that will prove to be extremely useful whenever you have a cd or a dvd stuck in your reader.
It is important to note that once you eject the external hard drive, it will appear as offline. However, unlike windows, mac os x does not display a device manager. In some cases, macos will allow us to forceeject the disk, but we. With hfs explorer i can access the data on the mac formatted drive, but i cannot find a way to eject the hfsformatted drive since it does not show up at all in this pc. Along the same lines, if you want to remount a drive you can usually just physically unplug the. Press the eject key to eject the cd or dvd from the drive on any keyboard, including those originally designed for use with a windows pc, press and hold the f12 key until the cd or dvd is ejected from the drive. Pop up says other programs may be using the hard drive but that is not the case. Please dont forget to subscribe to my channel and like this video if. Nov 27, 2017 the following are some of the best ways to eject cd from macbook pro.
While restarting, hold down the option button until. You can force eject a mac network drive if it is hanging on eject. If you can restart your computer to eject the disk. How to eject a flash drive or external drive from a mac.
The volume cant be ejected because its currently in use. How to force eject a disc from external d apple community. You can also hold the option key while restarting your mac. Cant ejectdismount virtual drive microsoft community. This brief video displays the way to safely eject a flash drive or external drive from the usb port of your mac. The following are some of the best ways to eject cd from macbook pro. In this tutorial, we learn how to eject devices from the use of the terminal for mac.
Restart your mac while holding down the mouse or trackpad button. The problem is that the windows install disc wont eject but you cant get windows up and running until the drivers are installed from the mac os disc. For many users, the easiest way to unmount a drive in mac is to either just drag a volume into the trash, use the eject keys, disconnect the drive, or use one of the force eject methods. Switching from mac to pc has in some regard been not difficult, but there are difficult moments a recurring problem with pretty much all my. You dont hear audio from the builtin speakers of your mac in windows.
In fact, macs wont eject discs while theyre in use by an. Retry the above methods after giving your computer a break. Click the finder icon in the dock to open a finder window, then in the finder sidebar, click the. There are several ways you can eject your hard drive from a mac. Finally i turned the drive over and issued the eject command. Force eject is a handy tool that you should have installed on your computer, since it will quickly get rid of those annoying disks that just refuse to unmount. Hold down your trackpad button or your left mouse button and restart your mac. Sep 23, 2014 disceject is an unsophisticated mac os x application that will prove to be extremely useful whenever you have a cd or a dvd stuck in your reader. Back in 2009, i wrote this little application, because at the time there was no quick and easy way to eject a cd or dvd from one of those slotloading cddvdroms that one would find in macs and macbooks. Choose apple menu restart, then click restart while pressing and holding the mouse or trackpad button until. It auto detects cddvdbluray drives and adds their drive letters to the menu, so you can eject from there.
To check to see if yours does, look near the face of the cddvd drive and you should see a small hole. Cant eject my passport external drives for mac wd community. Just identify the removable media icon and then access the context menu. Unlike windows pcs, macs dont allow you to remove cds simply by opening a mediadrive door or ejecting a disc from a slotloading drive.
After you insert a disc into your pcs disc drive, you eventually want to get that disc back out. Press and hold the f12 of the function keys from the keyboard until the cd drive pops out. I suspect that mac os stores some informaton about the interface as i can think of no other explanation. Mar 08, 2020 rightclick on your external hard drive and select eject. If neither of the above work to eject the cd, macrumors has additional information on how to force eject a stuck cd or dvd. Discus and support how to forceeject an external drive. Choose apple menu restart, then click restart while pressing and holding the mouse or trackpad button until the disc is ejected. Well show you two ways to force your mac to let go. Mar 31, 2018 unlike a flashdrive, where i just click on it to eject it, i cant eject my passport without shutting down my mac. Nov 26, 2019 how to eject usb from mac disconnecting a flash drive or external hd from a computer is a procedure that requires caution and it is always necessary to inform the system that you want to do this to prevent data from being corrupted. Cant eject external hard drive on windows 10 appuals. You cant adjust the brightness of your builtin display in windows. Next, you can try to to force eject the cddvd tray.
Use the eject menu applet located in the macs menu bar. D a revised, improved howto video on how to force eject your mac s dvd drive with tips and icons. Reboot the computer and press the eject button just as the bios information shows on the screen. But in order to get to the point where you need to install the drivers, you need to use the windows disc. Some apple keyboards have an eject key, usually located in the upper right corner of the keyboard. Nov 10, 2019 how to force eject a disc from within the os well start with the easiest way to get the drive open skip the physical button on the outside and ask your operating system to force eject the disc. May, 20 you can mount and unmount drives, volumes, and disks from the command line of macos and mac os x. By silkywords in forum running windows or anything. How to eject usb from mac disconnecting a flash drive or external hd from a computer is a procedure that requires caution and it is always necessary to inform the system that you want to do this to prevent data from being corrupted. What do you use to force eject usb drives windows 78. Ejecting the stuck disc can usually be done in one of the following ways. To install the latest windows support software, you need a 16gb or larger usb flash drive formatted as msdos fat. Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the left mouse button until the disc ejects. This is really a very simply little program, written in delphi, with the following features.
Download and install windows support software on your mac. Today i moved the drive to a usb 3 enclosure and my mac will not recognize the drive. Either doubleclick the computer icon on the desktop, or open the start menu and choose computer. Five ways to eject a stuck cd or dvd from the optical drive. Optical disk drive is unable to eject the disc dell us. Jun 02, 2008 force eject is a handy tool that you should have installed on your computer, since it will quickly get rid of those annoying disks that just refuse to unmount. Discus and support how to force eject an external drive. Please dont forget to subscribe to my channel and like this video if it helped you. The easiest and safest way to force a volume to eject is to open a new finder. Aug, 2019 force touch isnt designed to work in windows. Heres a quick description of how you can use unlocker,one of my favorite freeware programs, in order to safely remove a usb or external drive whenever windows refuses to do it.
Select the disc you want to eject, then choose file eject disc. Shut down the mac and restart it, then let it sit for 15 minutes. I could not get my external hard drive to eject no matter what i did, so i resorted to force ejecting it. Discussion in windows 10 drivers and hardware started by battlezone, feb 12, 2018. How to eject a cd that doesnt show up on the desktop on a mac.
No option to eject usb flash drive in drivers and hardware. Use a toothpick, bent paperclip, or needle to push the button. If you want to remove them permanently the uninstall option is the quickest way to solve the problem. However, unlike windows, mac os x does not display a. How to eject my external drive when my mac refuses because of. Click ok to try and force the disc to eject itself. Instead, i put it back into the original enclosure and it works fine on the mac. You may also want to look in the system tray at the bottomright corner of the screen. The trash can turns into a giant eject button when you start dragging the volume across the desktop to show that you arent trashing its contents but merely ejecting the volume from your mac. How to eject usb devices and memory cards in macos laptop mag. The first option is to begin by turning off the computer. Ejecting the usb device from the desktop is the simplest and fastest procedure.
One of the things that i find most annoying about windows is when i use the safely remove hardware function to disconnect a flash or external drive and it doesnt work. Jun 07, 2012 today i moved the drive to a usb 3 enclosure and my mac will not recognize the drive. Unbent paperclip in the tiny hole in the tray of the drive. Simple methods to eject cd from macbook pro easy steps. Jan 23, 2016 this brief video displays the way to safely eject a flash drive or external drive from the usb port of your mac. Unlike a flashdrive, where i just click on it to eject it, i cant eject my passport without shutting down my mac. You will now see a list displaying processes on your computer. Proeject is a little bit like usb disk ejector because it opens a small window in the bottom right corner of your desktop. Find your disc in the left sidebar and click the eject button up top, or rightclick on the disc and select the eject command. Switching from mac to pc has in some regard been not difficult, but there are difficult moments a recurring problem with pretty much all my external drives is that i frequently cant eject them because a program is using it. Of course you could also just get a different external dvdrw cdrw drive too at less cost, as many of the other solutions either work immediately with plugandplay in windows and mac os, but the superdrive situation is helpful. Right click while you are turning on until the disc ejects and the login screen appears.
You have several options for ejecting a disc from your macs optical drive. One or more screen resolutions are unavailable for your display in windows. In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to force eject a cddvd from a mac computer. Click the finder icon in the dock to open a finder window, then in the finder sidebar, click the eject button next to the discs name. If you have an external drive, you should try a third command. Now i have to shutdown my computer just to eject this disk.
Alternatively, make this applescript into an app, to force eject with the usual. First, go to the terminal of your computer where you will see a notepad sort of page. On the sidebar, go to devices to locate lacie and click the eject symbol to the right of the drive name. It detects if the tray is open, and if there is a disk inside the cddvdbluray player or not. The laptop found the correct driver and automatically ejected the disc.
If you try to eject, it should say trying to eject your drive or similar and after a minute or so of being unsuccessful, show another popup that have an option to force eject. This shows the available drives on the system and you can right click on the device you want to eject, and eject it. You can only try this if your computer has power and is working. Sometimes a disc can get stuck inside your beautiful mac. Open disk utility, which is in the utilities folder of your applications folder.261 746 1630 856 1563 499 79 1108 1345 238 1278 542 905 230 279 69 238 1428 919 919 1470 54 1109 558 1275 466 216 225 44 1362 1278 255 823 874 24 1 1439 905 462 281 1142