[iBook] Matshita disappeared

Angus Wallace angus.wallace at flinders.edu.au
Sat Dec 17 13:45:47 PST 2005

G'day Tony,

First, try reloading your DVD player. This program takes the disk away from
Finder. I think it crashed, and in so doing didn't return it. Simply reloading
and quitting the app may help.

If that doesn't help, try going into a terminal, and typing
>> df
This will give you a list of all your partitions, and will look something like

Filesystem  512-blocks      Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/disk0s3  116948016 101315520 15120496    87%    /

With probably 8 or 9 rows. Try to find your cd/dvd drive. It's probably mounted
on /Volumes/[name of dvd]. What you want is the device name. On the above
device, that is 'disk0s3'.

then type

>>disktool -e [name of cd/dvd device]

and this should eject it.

Hope this helps,

Quoting Tony Gamble <tgamble180 at rogers.com>:

> I was watching a burned DVD last evening while performing a couple of  
> other light tasks (transfering files via firewire), when suddenly the  
> image froze and I had to force quit DVD player app.  I then  
> discovered that I could not eject the disc, so I restarted... only to  
> discover that I still could not eject the disc.  I tried everything I  
> could think of: eject from Disk Utility, from Terminal, from Open  
> Firmware, holding trackpad click on boot... even went as far as  
> resetting PRAM, NVRAM and PMU.  All the while, the drive wouldn't  
> even show up in the System Profiler, although on every restart I can  
> hear it spin up and otherwise physically function.
> Drive is a Matshita in an iBook G4/1.42Ghz running 10.4.3.
> Anybody trip over this problem before?  Fortunately, I'm still under  
> warranty.
> Tony
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