DiscEject is a handy utility for OS X that ejects CDs and DVDs stuck in your Mac. It's very fast and simple, and is successful while other methods fail. DiscEject can be used for non-stuck CDs or DVDs as well.
The DiscEject Advanced application (included) can eject a disc even if it's used by other application: it has a success rate of about 95%.
DiscEject physically and safely ejects the disc in a few seconds.
Note that it won't work on remote disc drives (for example the MacBook Air).
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In 6 months of life it had more than 10,000 downloads and a big number of very positive reviews. More than 75,000 people are now using DiscEject around the world.
DiscEject has ejected more thousands of stuck discs, and probably had saved a big amount of money by saving the disc drives from stuck discs for free. If you want, you can consider making a donation for supporting us.
A comment: I was tearing my hair out for 18 hours before trying DiscEject, which sorted the problem within seconds - totally fantastic! The sense of relief was amazing!
A comment: "Little but useful". Exactly what I need with some DVD. Before I had to restart my Mac to eject. Thank you. (5/5 stars)
A comment: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 has broken the function keys such as Sound / Eject buttons so this little app is a God-send! (5/5 stars)
A comment: A very handy little app! I no longer have to restart or use a paper clip to eject "unejectable" disks! Works GREAT with both my internal and external DVD/CD drives. (5/5 stars)
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Download (v2.0, 1,1MB - Free)
-Mac OS X 10.5 or later (included 10.10)
-Any Intel processor
You just open DiscEject and the stuck disc should be out.
DiscEject ejects almost all stuck CDs and DVDs, even if they are used by another application.
When you open DiscEject, in 2 seconds the disc is out.
Very compatible and free.
DiscEject is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and is designed for all Intel Macs. PowerPC and 10.4 users can download the version 1.8. Besides it works with almost all internal and external CD/DVD drives (but remote disc drives aren't supported - MacBook Air)!
DiscEject is constantly updated to be compatible with the newest systems.
DiscEject can be used for...
- Ejecting stuck CDs and DVDs
- Ejecting of non-stuck discs: you only have the DiscEject icon in the dock, and you click to safely eject a disc in a second!
Common Q & A:
Q: How can I have DiscEject in the dock?
A: You simply drag the DiscEject application icon into the dock!
Q: Why the disc can't be ejected even with DiscEject?
A: There can be 4 reasons:
1. The disc drive is damaged (call Apple Support).
2. The disc is so stuck that even DiscEject isn't able to eject it.
3. You are probably trying to eject a disc (probably with a MacBook Air) on a remote disc drive.
4. The disc is used by another application: in this case, DiscEject Advanced should do the job :)
Q: Which is the difference between DiscEject and DiscEject Advanced?
A: DiscEject Advanced is used only when DiscEject doesn't work: you'll probably hear strange noises from the disc drive when you use DiscEject Advanced.
Q: I can't see DiscEject running. Why?
A: DiscEject runs in background.
Q: How can I install the DiscEject Service for the keyboard shortcut?
A: Look at the instructions in the DiscEject Service folder.