DiscEject
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(10) 4.25

Helps eject stuck CDs and DVDs.   Free
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DiscEject is a small but useful utility for Mac OS X that ejects the stuck CDs and DVDs. Is very fast and simple, and is successful when other methods fail.

DiscEject, if no application uses the problematic disc, physically and safely ejects the disc in a few seconds. If you find DiscEject useful, consider making a donation on our homepage.
What's New
Version 1.8:
  • Improved DiscEject Advanced: now it should eject discs in more situations and even from MacBook Air USB SuperDrive.
  • Now both apps are enabled for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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DiscEject User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Mikael B commented on 02 Sep 2013
I haven't used for a stuck disc in the main optical drive and as I suspect that what's its aim so I refrain from giving stars.

The let down for me was that it doesn't work with all connected drives in the system. such as firewire target mode connected drives, that usually do show up in the system. I tried the Advanced version also.
But this app is probably useful for drives connected directly.
[Version 1.8]


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Aetnaria commented on 28 Aug 2013
Did not work in my case; DVD drive makes appropriate preparation noises but then goes silent and the Finder pops up the usual "You inserted a blank DVD. Choose an action..."

Granted, I already tried ejecting during restart without success, so it isn't really a surprise that software isn't fixing what is likely a hardware issue. Next stop: Genius Bar.
[Version 1.8]


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DavidBlack123 reviewed on 23 Feb 2013
Really Nice app I used this app and it did what it said. But I would like a GUI like what forceject has.
[Version 1.8]


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Frisbee Software (developer) commented on 09 Feb 2012
If you want to support our free app development, go to our website and read the instructions on the yellow banner.
Thanks
[Version 1.7]

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Frisbee Software (developer) replied on 11 Feb 2012
We have opened a giveaway of free licenses of our incoming apps and games. Go to our website and see the yellow banner.
Probably the website will be very slow.
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blauw reviewed on 26 Mar 2011
Excellent tool! After 1 stressful hour on saturday night, I finally came over this little but very useful program. It works excellent.Thank you so much ! : ))
[Version 1.6]


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CaptainSmokey reviewed on 25 Feb 2011
Both app versions crashed at startup.
[Version 1.6]

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Frisbee Software (developer) replied on 01 Mar 2011
Before you write negative reviews read the instructions, please. DiscEject is not a visible running application: it just ejects stuck discs (non on remote disc drives). Insert a disc and double click it: you'll see that it works. After the ejecting is done, DiscEject quits in background.
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CaptainSmokey replied on 01 Mar 2011
Sorry turners out I didn;t even have a stuck disk in my Mac at all, I go confused whether I did pu in a disk or not, because I was going through every CD I have on ripping whatever music and movies that I don't have on my Mac, and doing other stuff in the backgroundd of while I was doing that. But there was definitely something wring with my disk drive because the main reason i thought a disk was stuck in there was because something was blocking me from putting in a new disk for a little bit, And because iMacs have that clothes that covers the CD drive is impossible to see in there there actually is a disk in there or not. So, my apologies. I was just frustrated when I wrote the review.
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Mickeymoose reviewed on 19 Jan 2011
Fantastic! Nothing else worked in my iMac, I got so desparate I even tried poking around with a credit card. The Advanced app (included) worked first time, brilliant!
[Version 1.6]


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Wts commented on 10 Jan 2011
Why not just use Command E or drag the disk to the trash ?

I launched the application ( Intel ) and did not get the eject icon into the menu bar.
[Version 1.6]

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Frisbee Software (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2011
DiscEject doesn't add an eject icon on the menu bar but helps ejecting stuck (and non stuck) discs. If you launch DIscEject it will simply try to eject the problematic disc (when normal ejecting is not working).
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Nicolasd commented on 28 Dec 2010
This doesn't work at *ALL* on my MacBook Air.

:P
[Version 1.6]

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Frisbee Software (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2010
Unfortunately it seems that DiscEject does not support remote disc drives on MacBook Air. I don't know if I can fix this, since I haven't any MacBook Air.
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Springheelmac commented on 13 Jun 2010
If you can't get it to work, try "Ejection Seat". Also, "Tinkertool" and" iTweax" both have the option to add a disc ejector to the menubar. Just FYI; I hope this helps.
[Version 1.5]

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Springheelmac replied on 13 Jun 2010
Sigh. The above was in response to Culture of One's comment. Does anyone else besides me get their responses improperly placed and if so, how do you fix it?
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Culture Of One had trouble on 09 Dec 2009
Regrettably, this little app doesn't appear to run in 10.3.9 as suggested; returned a pop-up that states the following:

You cannot use the application "DiscEject" with this version of Mac OS X.
[Version 1.0]

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Springheelmac replied on 13 Jun 2010
If you can't get it to work, try "Ejection Seat". Also, "Tinkertool" and" iTweax" both have the option to add a disc ejector to the menubar. Just FYI; I hope this helps.

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FitsumAdmasu rated on 11 Apr 2013

[Version 1.8]



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Pukky rated on 21 Jul 2012

[Version 1.7]


Downloads:88,552
Version Downloads:47,921
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:13 Aug 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DiscEject is a small but useful utility for Mac OS X that ejects the stuck CDs and DVDs. Is very fast and simple, and is successful when other methods fail.

DiscEject, if no application uses the problematic disc, physically and safely ejects the disc in a few seconds. If you find DiscEject useful, consider making a donation on our homepage.


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