IMac :: DVD / CD Hot When Ejected Out Of Superdrive

Jul 15, 2009

Is it normal for a DVD or CD to come out hot when you eject it from the Superdrive? I was listening to a CD on Mac Mini and when I ejected the CD, the CD was very hot.


IMac :: SSD Drives Being Ejected When In Sleep Mode?

Sep 17, 2010

I installed two SSD drives into my 27" i7, one in the SSD location and one replacing the optical drive. So I have two SSD's (128GB + 256GB) and the stock WD 1TB drive.

My issue is once I put the machine in sleep mode, the iMac is ejecting the SSD's. If I boot off of the hard drive and then put it in sleep mode, I will drop both SSD's. If I boot off of one of the SSD's and put it in sleep mode, the SSD that was used for booting will not be ejected, but the other one will.

Anyone else running multiple SSD's (not in raid) and is having the same issue? I am beginning to think that I will have to live with just one SSD as the boot drive (which is not the end of the world). Or, cough up an extra $540 (not likely) for another 256GB SSD and raid 0 two of them as boot drives.

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IMac :: 27" Superdrive Thickness 9.5mm Or 12.7mm?

Nov 19, 2009

I want to replace the Superdrive in my iMac 27" with an Optical HD bay and fit an Intel SSD which I have left over from my Windows PC. Apparently there are 2 sizes of Superdrives used by Apple, 9.5mm and 12.7mm thick. Which one is used in the iMac 27"? [URL]

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IMac :: Superdrive Noisy Sometimes - Loud Vibration

Sep 2, 2010

I have a HL-DT-ST DVDRW GA32N Superdrive in my 2010 i7 iMac and I've had to reinstall the OS twice, because someone in the house kept messing with different files. Anyhow, the first time I installed it the superdrive was very loud, as it was the second time I installed it. It was like a loud vibration, as soon as I put the disc in. I have put other discs in and they are as quiet as can be. I've tested 9 or 10 discs and they all seem to be quiet. So I decided to put in the install disc one more time and it was quiet as well, no more vibration. Is there something wrong here or are these drives just noisy sometimes?

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IMac :: Blank DVD Stuck In SuperDrive.... How To Open It

Dec 16, 2009

Okay so last night I was trying to burn a file with Disk Utility, as soon as I put the DVD in I heard it was making a little noise (most likely because there was dirt on it - I wasn't thinking properly). When it started to burn, I could hear it make noise....I didn't want to risk not having a smooth burn so I cancelled it, then tried to eject no prevail.

I've tried everything in the book.......from repeatedly pressing the eject button on the keyboard, to restarting while holding down the mouse button, to tilting it on its side and let gravity do its job, to lightly smacking the back part of it........nothing is working

When I do try and eject it, I've noticed it makes 2 different sounds....1st one is, imagine the sounds it makes when you put a CD in....and also taking it out, those 2 sounds very close to each other. 2nd one is sort of like the CD rubbing against something, like a bandsaw but on a low level. It wants to work but something is getting it caught.....

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Hardware :: Newly Installed Superdrive Not Recognized In IMac?

Oct 19, 2010

The old one crapped out on me, so I installed one from OWC on a iMac6,1, I have taken it apart many times to disconnect it and reconnect it. Could the ribbon be bad? If so, where can I get a part number? Or is it a generic ribbon for superdrives?

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PowerPC :: IMac G5 Superdrive Won't Burn Double Layers?

Dec 19, 2006

So my super drive is not able to write double layer dvd's, even though it's supposed to, as confirmed by the System Profiler. I'm using the right kind of blanks (DVD+R DL), tried different brands, and it always just stops with a "media writer error" right away. It recognizes them as writable disks when I insert them, but simply refuses to actually write.

It's the 17" G5 iSight model. Is there an easier way to fix this than to send the whole thing to Apple to have the drive replaced? Also, how much does it run for Apple to install a new super drive for me?

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IMac :: So I Stuck My SD Card In My Superdrive Slot - How To Get Back

Dec 14, 2009

Well first off let me say I was pretty intoxicated and not thinking straight. I took out my sd card out of my camera, and while looking dead on at my screen i reached over to the side and pushed my sd card all the way though.

After realizing what I did i proceded to panic, yell, curse, and punch myself in the forhead. I called my buddy who works at an Apple retail store and told me that if I brought it in and they had to open it up I would be charged for the part and labor (around$200+).

I again proceded to cuss and punch myself till he suggested I hold the 27'' beheameth sideways and jump up and down. Once I heard it drop i knew I had a solid chance of geting it out. Since there's the dust flaps in the superdrive slot it wouldn't just come out by shaking. I literally had to hold it sideways on my knee and take a hairclip in order to get it out.

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Software :: Installing OSX Imac G4 800mhz Superdrive Tiger

Feb 1, 2009

Further to one of my previous questions i have now managed to get hold of OSX tiger for my Imac G4 800mhz superdrive. However no matter what I try I cannot get this to install. If I go through custom instal it checks my disk and then comes up with a notice saying "mail cannot be intalled on this computer - intallation not possible" or something along these lines. I have also tried restarting while holding down the command button but the 10.4 disk does not appear. I have completely wiped my harddrive and reinstalled my original osx 10.3 and even taken out the airport card and additional ram memory card which i thought was causing the problem.

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IMac :: Broken Superdrive Repaired - Machine Back Scratched

May 21, 2009

My iMac was in the middle of burning a CD on Sunday and spat it out halfway through. Next it was spitting every disc out, including the OS disk at firmware. Anyway, Applecare confirmed the superdrive needed replaced. The machine is only just over a month old (but it is the old top end 3.06GHz model)! So, it went off for repair in perfect order, all packaged up in the original packaging. Based on the advice on others, I also took many photographs before I dropped it off at the repair place. When I picked up the machine today the back of it has been scratched in a number of places. The screen also has loads of dust/debris underneath the glass display.

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OS X :: Why Blank CD Keeps Ejected

Dec 31, 2009

We have a macbook osx 10.5.8, when I insert a new, blank CD it keeps being ejected. I have bought a new bundle of blank discs and they still keep being ejected - Do I have to take it to an Apple store.

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MacBook Air :: Slightly Ticker With Superdrive Or Slightly Thinner Without Superdrive?

Jul 27, 2008

I was thinking, for the next generation MacBook Air, would you want a slightly thicker (thickest part is 0.9in, tinnest is ~0.35in) laptop with a built in Superdrive, more ports, etc, or would you perfer that Apple moves away from this with a thinner computer (0.1in thinnest, 0.6in thickest), but with same limited ports.

I would actually perfer thicker with a superdrive, since I want an air but I want it to be like a MacBook but thinner. What do you think? Btw, this is assuming the regular MacBook does not change in size, since that would sway peoples opinions.

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MacBook :: DVD Cannot Be Read Or Ejected?

Sep 9, 2010

I have this ridiculous problem with my MacBook (unibody). I've inserted a DVD that the drive cannot read. Because it cannot read it, it tries to eject it. Now my MacBook has always been a bit dodgy at ejecting disks - sometimes I have to slant it slightly so the disc comes out. However, this DVD just won't come out regardless of what I do. It's stuck in this loop of trying to read it, failing, trying to eject it, failing, trying to read, failing, etc.

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Mac Pro :: Inserted DVD's Get Ejected Without Mounting

Jan 19, 2009

I've got a few purchased video DVD's that when I insert them in the Mac Pro (Feb 2008 model), it spends a minute spinning the disc and then ejects it. Other discs work fine, and these problem discs work fine in my MacBook Pro. Could this be a faulty DVD drive or some form of copy protection? If it could be a faulty drive, will Apple send me a replacement to fit myself. I don't want the hassle of lugging my Mac Pro to an Apple Retail Shop or to send it away for repair (I'd rather spend �25 to buy a replacement drive than go through that hassle!).

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Windows On Mac :: Vista DVD Keeps Getting Ejected

Feb 24, 2009

Made my first attempt at bootcamp last night. Whenever it would restart with the Vista DVD in the drive it would eject the disk and and give a non boot disk error. I have a Vista iso image burned onto a DVD+RW with Magic ISO. Is it because it is burned to a DVD+RW and not DVD-R? I know "RW" sometimes means there is a another bit of software on the DVD that's not part of the ISO. I loaded XP just fine and when I am in Windows and insert the Vista disk it recognizes it as a Vista disk. It will even start he installation but stops because the format is FAT32. So I restart from XP and it still ejects the disk.

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OS X :: Ejected BootCamp By Mistake

Jul 26, 2009

I ejected bootcamp by mistake. How can I bring it back?

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MacBook Pro :: OS Discs Getting Ejected

May 28, 2010

so i found someone to buy my 2007 SR MBP. IT is currently running SL, so I am trying to wipe and reformat the HD. I inserted the original software discs (10.5), and it gets ejected, than I tried inserting the SL upgrade disc, and that gets ejected.

The drive accepts and recognizes other discs, but not the OS discs.

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Intel Mac :: Cd Stuck In It - Nothing Ejected

May 13, 2012

I have a CD in there, but iTunes thinks there is none, and is asking me to inset a blank CD to burn a playlist. Itried restarting while holding down the mouse button, but had nothing ejected.What are some other ways to eject a CD? The eject key doesn't do anything, nor does command-E.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Player Not Reading CD Or DVD - Just Ejected It

Dec 25, 2010

I have a iBook G4. The cd player all of a sudden is not reading a dvd or a cd when inserted. Never have had a problem with it at all. It tries to read it and then just ejects it. Tried to reinstall a new dvd software for the dvd player but didn't help. Just tried to insert a blank cd to burn jpgs to it and did the same thing, just ejected it.

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PowerPC :: Cannot Boot From CD-R (Disk Ejected)

Feb 7, 2009

I wrote a disk image of Tiger I acquired legally! to CD-R (I got a DVD with the CD disk images on it from a friend who has them) using MacDrive on my PC as the disk drive I put in my eMac does not have burning enabled for w/e reason. So, yes, I put the CD-R into my eMac, it shows up on the desktop and it then asks me to restart my Mac to continue with installation, on boot it gets to the Apple, the disk drive ejects and it boots into Panther.

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MacBook Pro :: Disc Ejected When Waking?

Aug 5, 2009

If I have a disc in the dvd drive when I either turn on my computer or wake it from sleep, the disc will almost always be ejected.

If I then put it back in, it will usually self-eject another 3 or 4 times before it will actually spin up and be recognized by the MBP.

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OS X :: Installing Office 2008 For Mac - CD Ejected

Aug 28, 2009

I am brand new today to Mac. I'm a PC user of 15 + years. I purchased a brand new IMac today, 2.66 ghz, 4 gigs of ram, etc. I purchased a copy of MS Office 2008 along with it as I need it for school. The computer came with an upgrade to Snow Leopard so I installed that first, had no issues. I am now trying to install my copy of Office and it keeps spitting out the CD. I put in a music cd and it played fine.

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OS X :: SL Disc Not Readable - Simply Ejected

Jul 11, 2010

I want to completely reinstall my SL onto my MBP just to have a fresh start and 0 out my hard drive. I've already backed up all my important files and everything I need, but when I put in my SL disc it tries to read it and then just kicks it out of the drive without ever showing up on my laptop. It is not the disc I used when I upgraded my MBP from 10.5 to 10.6 though because I misplaced and cannot find that copy, but I am using a friends copy (I don't think this is the problem). I know my drive should read it because it reads every other CD I put into it and it shows up on my friends MacBook as well.

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Software :: Video DVD Get Ejected Straight Away

Jun 9, 2009

I'm experiencing a problem with Video DVD's. If I insert them, the drive spins up, and there is the normal reading sign, but after maybe 15 to 20 seconds it ejects the DVD. I can't find any notices about these in /var/log/system.log . Sometimes the DVD's work and sometimes they refuse to get loaded. Is it possible that my DVD Drive is damaged? I have no alternative computer around.

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MacBook Pro :: DVDs Get Ejected Or Not Getting Recognized?

Jun 5, 2012

DVDs get ejected after few seconds. wat would be the solution to fix this?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X :: Ejected Internal Hard Drive - How To Get Back

May 1, 2009

I have a Mac Pro with two internal hard drives. I accidentally ejected one of them. Now I'm having trouble finding how to turn it back on or whatever.

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MacBook Pro :: DVD ROM Auto Ejected On Wake Up From Sleep

Jul 2, 2009

MBP 15" (early '09) mbp 13" (mid '09). My 15" always auto ejects dvd rom (even though there is no disc inside) whenever I open the screen from sleep while the mbp 13" doesn't have this problem at all. Is this normal?

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Mac Pro :: Ejected External HD And All USB Devices Stopped Working

Mar 15, 2012

I've got a 2008 Mac Pro running Snow Leopard, and there seems to be some problems with my USB "system". When I eject an external hard drive, my usb mouse and keyboard will stop working for a short while, sometimes requiring that I unplug and plug them back in. Also, when I try to set my default audio input/output device to my USB interface, it resets every single time I turn the computer on and off. Not sure if these are related, but it seemed relevant.

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MacBook :: Burned Photos To A CD-R And The CD-R Automatically Ejected?

May 6, 2012

I burned photos to a CD-R and the CD-R automatically ejected.  The photos are now on the CD-R.  Now I keep getting an error message that says to complete the burn before I can quit iPhoto.  I can not shut down the computer until iphoto shuts down.


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MacBook :: Disk Ejected - Try To Verify Integrity Of Burn

Nov 7, 2010

I've been burning a couple discs recently and as soon as it finishes burning it ejects them then tries to verify the integrity of the burn.

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OS X :: Click In Webpage - Error Mac Disk Not Being Ejected Properly

Nov 11, 2010

When I'm just surfing around the web and click on something, sometimes I'll get an error message from Mac about a disk not being ejected properly. I'm going to try to figure out how to take a screen shot of it so I can post that too.

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Applications :: IWork 09 Disk Not Working - Simply Ejected?

Apr 11, 2010

I need to use iwork 09 on a sixth mac but it simply spits the disk out. Is there anyway past this?

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Hardware :: Mac Cannot Detect Files - Camera Not Properly Ejected

May 6, 2009

I would like to ask about retrieving some lost files (photographs) on my computer/camera. On Sunday evening, I was uploading photos from my Sony DSC-T10 camera onto my Mac OSX v.10.3.9 Powerbook. While I was deleting some of the files I had uploaded, the camera battery died and was not properly ejected from my computer. After I re-charged the batteries, I connected my camera to my computer again and the computer could not detect any files/photos in my camera. I had approximately 512 photos on the camera that have disappeared.

Note that when I connect my camera to my computer, the files I had been deleting just before the camera battery died shows in my Trash folder. However, when my camera is not connected to my computer, the files do not appear in my Trash folder. I went to Applications > Disk Utility to attempt to find my lost files and the following information appears at the bottom of the screen:

Format: MS-DOS File System
Permissions Enabled: No
Folders: 0
Capacity: 949.8 MB
Available: 775.5 <B
Used: 174.3 MB
Number of Files: 512

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Software :: Internal NTFS Disc Automatically Ejected?

Feb 5, 2010

I am running OS 10.6 on a MacPro 2,6 MHz (build late 2009). Besides the 650Gig factory HD there is also a 1000Gig Samsung Spinpoint F3 with an HFS and NTFS partition and a 320 Gig Samsung HD with 2 NTFS partitions in bay 3. The later gets ejected from the system quiet often. I get the error message, that a disc was not ejected properly. After this incident, some programs crash or the whole system freezes.

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Mac Mini :: Disk Drive Is Stuck In The Ejected Position?

Mar 25, 2012

My disk drive is stuck in the ejected position.

When I try to inserrt a disk you can feel the mechanism stuck in the ejected position.  suspect I will have to have it serviced and I do have apple care.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Burning A Dvd And It Said That It Couldn't Be Verified And Ejected The Disc?

Apr 20, 2012

I tried burning a dvd and it said that it couldn't be verified and ejected the disc.  Now the computer won't recognize any disc that I try to insert - it just ejects it. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Ejected Drive Flashing In Finder Sidebar (Video)?

Apr 1, 2012

I have a Time Capsule with an external drive connected on the Time Capsule's USB port.  On that drive, I have a disk image that I use for a backup clone. When I eject the back up disk image from my MacBook Pro, the Finder's Sidebar entry for the disk image begins to "flash" back and forth between "Macintosh HD" and the name of the disk image.  The flashing item never disappears, unless I restart. The effect is shown in this YouTube video that I found when searching about this issue:


This issue is replicated on my wife's MacBook Pro, also running Lion. I recently updated to Lion (10.7.3).  This issue did not occur in Snow Leopard.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Reverts To Macintosh HD After External Drive Is Ejected

May 17, 2012

I've seeing a problem with Time Machine with one of my external drives.  Here's my setup:MBP 15"OSX 10.7.4Work external drive - Seagate GoFlex, via USBHome external drive - Western Digital Green, via USB 

I had been using both home and work drives as Time Machine backups, and things were working fine.  I would have to re-designate the appropriate Time Machine backup drive when I changed locations, but everything was working. 

The problem:When I attach the work drive and point Time Machine to the drive, it works.  When I eject the work drive, the Time Machine prefs panel shows "Time Machine - work" in greyed out text as the target drive, reflecting that the drive is not available.When I attach the home drive and point Time Machine to the drive, it works.  But when I eject the home drive, the Time Machine prefs panel shows "Macintosh HD" in normal text as the target drive.  Worse, I think it actually attempts to back up to the internal drive, because at the next Time Machine backup interval, I get a "The identity of the backup disk has changed" error from Time Machine. 

I've tried a full reset of Time Machine by deleting the prefs file.  I've also tried verifying the home external disk. 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Error Message Since It Upgrade - The Disk Was Not Ejected Properly

Feb 4, 2012

Since upgrading to Lion, I have been having problems backing up to Time Machine using a LaCie external disk. Time Machine worked fine before the upgrade to Lion. The backup usually starts correctly, but after backing up around 1GB, I get the following error message: "The disk was not ejected properly. If possible, always eject a disk before unplugging or turning it off". The disk has over 80GB of space available.

MacBook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Pro :: Add A Second SuperDrive To Mac?

Apr 13, 2008

I want to add a second SuperDrive to my Mac Pro and am trying to decide if I should git the Pioneer DVR-115D or go with a different drive. Or maybe go with a SATA drive and utilize one of the two additional SATA ports that are unused. Any ideas?

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