How to Eject DVD From Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

If you’re using a Mac, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to eject a DVD from your computer. Whether it’s because you’ve finished watching a movie or you need to switch out the disc for another one, knowing how to eject a DVD from your Mac is essential. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process step by step.

Using the Eject Button on the Keyboard

If your Mac has an optical drive built-in, it likely has an eject button on the keyboard. This button is usually located in the top-right corner of the keyboard and is marked with an upward-pointing arrow and a horizontal line underneath it.

To eject a DVD using this button, simply press it once. The system will then automatically eject the disc for you.

Using Finder

If your Mac doesn’t have an optical drive built-in or if the eject button on your keyboard isn’t working properly, you can also use Finder to eject the DVD.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder by clicking on its icon in the Dock or by selecting it from the Applications folder.
  2. In Finder, locate and click on “Devices” in the left-hand sidebar. This will display all connected devices, including your DVD drive.
  3. Find your DVD drive listed under “Devices.”

    It may be labeled as “DVD” or “CD. “

  4. Once you’ve located your DVD drive, simply click on the eject icon next to its name. This will trigger the ejection process and pop out the disc.

Using Disk Utility

If neither of the above methods work for you, another option is to use Disk Utility to eject the DVD. Disk Utility is a built-in macOS application that allows you to manage and troubleshoot disks and drives.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Spotlight by pressing Command + Spacebar, then type “Disk Utility” and press Enter.
  2. In Disk Utility, you’ll see a list of drives and disks on the left-hand side. Locate your DVD drive in this list.
  3. Select your DVD drive, then click on the “Eject” button at the top of the Disk Utility window.


Ejecting a DVD from your Mac is a simple process that can be done using either the eject button on your keyboard, Finder, or Disk Utility. Remember to always wait for any activity related to the disc to finish before ejecting it to avoid potential data loss or damage to the disc.

Now you know how to easily eject a DVD from your Mac!

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