My SuperDrive, USB connected to a 2012 Mac Mini with latest El Capitan OS X, has been working just fine until I tried to rip a purchased CD from a small singer songwriter. It hung up on the last cut and iTunes could not proceed to finish ripping the CD and eject the CD.
I tried to eject with the eject button, and by restarting the Mac. I would get a clicking sound from the drive on the restart but the disc would not eject. I unattached the drive and then reattached it and now the CD does not show up in the Finder sidebar at all. I used drutil also, got a clicking sound from the drive but would not object.
Does it sound like now the drive is destroyed or are there any suggestions how to get that disc out? Thanks so much for any help!