Cannot eject mp3 CD from Mac OS USB drive

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Cannot eject mp3 CD from Mac OS USB drive

Inserted CD, created from MP3 files, in Mac OS 10.13 USB drive. CD did mount and could not eject from drive. Methods used seemed to try to eject, but no go...

How can I eject CD?

I want to copy MP3 files to Mac and play with iTunes

How to accomplish these tasks?
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Try rebooting while holding down the mouse button.
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Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
Try UNMOUNT CD drive first.

In iTunes, Create playlist and import mp3 files to playlist.

10 Ways To Eject a Stuck CD or DVD from MacBook SuperDrive
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-eject-a-stuck-cd-or-dvd-from-macbook-superdrive/
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/IT

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>>> Try UNMOUNT CD drive first. - as I said earlier, disc is NOT mounted.

drutil eject etc tools do not work, mouse (bluetooth) methods no not work

10 Ways To Eject a Stuck CD or DVD from MacBook SuperDrive - I have Mac Mini, not MacBook

>>> Download and run ReDiscMove - failed to access file...

Tried 2 Mac Minis - no go...

Looking here... https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Apple_USB_SuperDrive

Noted that Ebay has these drives for about $29,,,

Other ideas??
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Tom CieslikIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
You said:

CD did mount and could not eject from drive

So did assumed drive was mounted.

I have for You some other advice:

1) Press and hold the Eject key on your keyboard for 5-10 seconds. This should trigger the manual eject mechanism.

2) Next, right-click (control-click) on the disks icon on the Desktop and select “Eject” from the contextual menu

3) Drag the disks icon to the Trash bin within the Dock will eject disks as well.

4) Selecting the disk icon upon the desktop, then hit “Command-E” on the keyboard

The disk should eject with one of those steps, but if it doesn’t you can also try the methods described below. These are a bit more advanced, involving applications or the command line to manually trigger the ejection routine of the hardware.
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/IT

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Because of the magic of Apple Mac OS, Time Machine backup did complete after 3 days of effort. Thanks to all who contributed.
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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You very welcome :)

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