Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind of software solution available, from Disk Utility to typing
drutil eject in Terminal to restarting while holding the mouse button, but I am convinced this is a hardware issue.
There aren't any Apple-certified technicians near me. Is there a way I will be able to eject the disc from my computer WITHOUT DAMAGING THE DISC? Or is my only option to schedule a Genius appointment and have them remove it for me?