Forcing a disk eject

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Fri May 12 22:05:48 UTC 2006

--- Paul Smith <phhs80 at> wrote:

> Dear All
> >From time to time, my DVDs do not eject. Is there
> some way of forcing
> the disk to come out?
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
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This might not be the best answer, but most cd's have
a hole in front which you can insert a paper clip and
force the cd outside.  Do this when all other things
have failed, ie,

# umount /dev/hdc
# umount /dev/hdd

# eject /dev/hdc
# eject /dev/hdd

Shutdown and restart computer and when computer is
starting press cd switch to eject and take out.

Hope this helps


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