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Don't show this again. Computers Need a copy of your DVD? By Joe Aimonetti. Keep in mind that these directions are only for copying DVDs that do not have any form of copy protection encoded on them. The problem of ejecting a media from your Mac's optical drive can range from the benign to a more serious hardware-related issue. By starting with the least invasive method to remove the disc, you can avoid causing unnecessary damage to your optical drive bay.
Depending on whether you have a drive tray or slot-loading drive, you need to employ different troubleshooting tactics. A tiny pinhole near the slot of the disc drive would help you remove a stuck CD from an older Macintosh: inserting the end of a straightened paperclip caused the disc to eject, but that feature was discontinued years ago.
Before you take your computer in for repairs, try some standard troubleshooting techniques. During an upgrade or while adjusting system settings you may have inadvertently disabled the option to show CDs, DVDs and iPods on the Desktop. Make sure you enabled the option to show media on the Desktop.
Click the "Finder" icon, select the "Finder" menu and click "Preferences.
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If you disabled this option, check your Desktop again to see if the icon displays. A few options exist to attempt to eject a disk not displaying on the Desktop using a few simple keystrokes.
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