How to Eject a Disc on an Apple

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On an Apple computer, discs are placed in the optical drive. Ejecting a disc from the optical drive should be a relatively simple process. However, sometimes the usual methods of ejecting a disc do not work. There could be several reasons for this. For example, the disc might be physically stuck or there might be a problem with the communication between your keyboard and operating system. Fortunately, there are several things you can try to eject the disc.

  • Press the "Eject" key. This key is usually located in the upper right corner of the keyboard. If this does not work, move to the next step.

  • Press and hold down the "F12" key for a few moments. If this does not work, move to the next step.

  • Drag the "Disc" icon on your desktop into the "Trash" on your desktop. If this does not work, move to the next step.

  • Click the "Apple" menu, then click "Restart" while simultaneously holding down the "Mouse" or "Track" button. If this does not work, move to the next step.

  • Put your computer to sleep by pressing and holding down "Command," "Option" and the "Eject" key together for two seconds. Then, stick a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole (generally located on the side of your computer) and push it firmly into the hole until the disc ejects.

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