How to Eject a Stuck Disc From a MacBook

By Jedadiah Casey

MacBook computers represent Apple's line of low-cost laptops geared toward the general market. All MacBook computers come pre-installed with Apple's Mac OS X operating system. Discs must be ejected with the keyboard or by clicking in certain locations on the screen. You can eject a stuck disc from a MacBook using different methods.

Step 1

Hold the "Eject" key on the keyboard for a few seconds. If the disc does not eject, proceed to the next step.

Step 2

Click the "Finder" icon in the Dock. Click the "Eject" icon next to the disc in the left column. If this method does not work, proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Restart the computer and hold down the "Eject" key on the keyboard. If this method does not work, proceed to the next step.

Step 4

Restart the computer and hold the F12 key on the keyboard. If this method does not work, proceed to the next step.

Step 5

Restart the computer and hold in the mouse button until the disc ejects.

Tips & Warnings

  • If none of the above steps work, there is a hardware issue with the MacBook's disc drive and it should be serviced.