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Stuck CD in Macbook Pro

October 31, 2009 by debbie T | Mac CornerMac SoftwareWindows on the Mac

I inserted a data file DVD into my Macbook Pro, and it only spun up for a few seconds, then fell silent. It wasn’t mounted on my desktop, or when I checked in Disk Utility.

It wouldn’t respond when I hit the Eject button either. It was silent.

I googled “stuck cd macbook pro” and found a few answers, but it was puzzling because most users were hearing a struggling super drive trying to read the disk, not silence.

Okay, so I decided to try the suggestion to reboot while holding down the trackpad key.

I started closing my apps, and was surprised when I went into my VMware Fusion virtual machine window. Surprise Surprise! There was my DVD; the files were displayed in an open Windows Explorer window. So that’s where the DVD went. It mounted in Windows for some reason, not Mac!

So, I right-clicked on the drive in My Computer and ejected. Yay, problem solved! And I didn’t even have to reboot!

There are 2 comments

  1. haha.. i am sure VMWare said “gotcha!!” after you ejected the disc.. 😛

    Comment by ThePhotoshopper on January 20th, 2010
  2. Oh now THAT would have freaked me out! hahaa.

    Comment by debbie T on January 22nd, 2010