Eject Optical Media - With Terminal Command Goodness

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lemonblue

Its really the last option if every other option failed to get out the CD.You have to carefully insert a plastic card like a credit card into the CD slot. Note, this is only working if the CD is still spinning. Insert the card in an slightly upward direction so the card will be on the upper side of the CD inside the drive.Then press slowly and carefully the outer end of the card vertically upwards. The inner end of the card will now press against the running CD and block it. The drive thinks something is wrong and will eject the CD.Voilà! :-) 

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NexusTrimean

You can also Hold down the left mouse button while restarting the computer that will force the cd to eject.

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