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OS X Mountain Lion: If you can’t eject a disk

If you can’t eject a disk

If you see a message that you can’t eject a disk, try the following suggestions.

If you can’t eject an external disk

  • Choose Apple menu > Log Out, and then log in again. Try to eject the disk again.
  • If you still can’t eject the disk, choose Apple menu > Shut Down. Disconnect the disk from your computer, and then start up your computer again.

If you can’t eject a CD or DVD

  • Choose Apple menu > Log Out, and then log in again. Try to eject the disc again.
  • If you still can’t eject the CD or DVD, choose Apple menu > Restart. While your computer restarts, hold down the mouse button or trackpad button until the disc is ejected.

If you can’t eject a network disk

Choose Apple menu > Log Out, and then log in again.

The network disk should be gone.

Last Modified: Aug 8, 2013
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