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Mac - dvd drive not visible in Finder

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In MAC, the dvd drive gets listed in finder only if a dvd is present. Else it's hidden.
In some rare cases, even after you inserted a drive, the disk might not be visible in finder and since there is no eject hardware button near the DVD, there doesn't seem to be a way for removing the disk.

Browsing around, found the following ways (from multiple sources) to eject the disk and re-insert it:

Force restart finder.Open disk utilities (Applications/Utilities/DiskUtility) and the drive should be available there. Right click on it and select eject.Command line always rocks. Run the following in a terminal: drutil tray eject Cross posted from: 
http://techieconnect.blogspot.com/2011/11/mac-dvd-not-visible-in-finder.html