How does one force eject a blank disc?

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  1. attomica

    attomica Active Member

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    I've got an iMac and when I inserted a blank DVD, it accepted the disc but said it's "not recognized". So, the blank disc is in there, but it's not shown on the Finder. How do I get it out?
     
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    wayney New Member

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    restart the computer and hold down the eject key/f12 while the computer boots back up
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Restart the computer and hold down the mouse button until it ejects
     
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    If none of the above work (it's happened to me) I took a knife and jabbed it in between the top of the disc and the roof of the player and rebooted. Apply downward pressure which on reboot when it tries to read it as a OS disc it won't be able to move and you need to time it right and remove the knife/jammer and it will spit it back out.

    Be sure you are above the disc and not below for obvious reasons.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Please don't do this. You might damage your optical drive and Apple Care won't cover you shoving a knife into the optical drive then turning on your computer.
     

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