How do I force eject of CD from Mac CD player - without using computer.

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How do I force eject of CD from Mac CD player - without using computer. I cannot eject from O/S - keyboard. This is the third Apple CD player of this design that has failed. I am willing (How!) to destroy this Junk! Just want CD!!

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i remember this from CD drives i had on older PC's:
Some external optical drives appear to be missing an obvious eject button, but if you look closely, you'll see a small hole in the front of the case large enough to insert a straightened paperclip. Push the paperclip into the eject hole until you feel resistance, then push it a bit further to open the CD/DVD drawer on the optical drive.
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Some external optical drives appear to be missing an obvious eject button...

No Such 'button' 2 folks looked and agree

Next day restarted investigation...
Report from Disk Utility

USB External Physical Volume • Mac OS Extended

HL-DT-ST DVDRW GX40N Media - Uninitialized
ChristmasInStereo - Not Mounted

How to fix the Not Mounted issue??
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Reviewing OSX results about disc problems and acting on them, I was able to eject disc. Now able to Load/Read discs
what key did you use on the keyboard?

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