How to Remove a DVD in an iMac


After you watch a DVD on your iMac, or when you are finished using a data DVD, it's time to eject it from the computer. Apple's iMac is a desktop computer that combines speakers, a hard drive, a central processor and a flat panel LED display into an integrated unit. Every iMac comes with the free DVD Player application already installed. The iMac's optical drive also reads files from data DVDS, which you can browse or copy to the hard drive before you eject the disc.

  • Click "DVD Player" from the DVD Player menu, and then click "Quit" when you are finished watching a DVD movie.

  • Drag the icon of the movie DVD from the desktop onto the icon of the trashcan in the Dock to eject it from the iMac. Dragging a DVD into the trashcan does not erase or delete it.

  • Close any files on a data DVD when you are done using it. Drag the icon of the data DVD from the desktop onto the icon of the trashcan in the Dock to eject it.

  • Click the eject button next to the name of any DVD in the sidebar, the left pane of every Finder window to eject the disc.

  • Click the eject button in the menu bar at the top of the iMac's screen to eject any DVD.

  • Click the "Apple" logo from the Finder menu, then click "Log Out" if there is a problem when you try to eject a DVD, and then log back in to your iMac. Try ejecting the DVD again. If there is still a problem, you need to restart the iMac.

  • Click the "Apple" logo from the Finder menu, and then click "Restart" if you couldn't eject a DVD after logging out and logging back in. Press the mouse button as the iMac restarts itself and continue pressing it down until the DVD ejects from the optical drive.

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