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eject on imac
by wanker90210 on Tue 9th Jun 2009 13:57 UTC
wanker90210
Member since:
2007-10-26

I hope they fixed the stupid cd/dvd problem where the media wont eject on an iMac. I have to spend an hour every now and then to make the stupid computer eject (holding down mouse on boot don't help, normally).

I tried to google on...
"how to eject on the worlds most retarded dvd drive"
"eject dvds on a completely retarded imac"
"my stupid imac wont reject"
"i hate apple cd drives"
...but despite the magnitude of hits, very few things seems to work and I can't keep sacrificing goats every time I want to eject media.

(I'm having this problem right now, obviously)

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RE: eject on imac
by zkhizo on Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:12 in reply to "eject on imac"
zkhizo Member since:
2009-01-26

Don't count on it :-)) Probably one more of the Steve Jobs fetishes - cd drive without an eject buton. But I still love my macbook...

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RE: eject on imac
by bousozoku on Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:36 in reply to "eject on imac"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

I hope they fixed the stupid cd/dvd problem where the media wont eject on an iMac. I have to spend an hour every now and then to make the stupid computer eject (holding down mouse on boot don't help, normally).
...


Holding F12 or the eject key on the locally attached (no hub) keyboard doesn't work either?

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RE[2]: eject on imac
by zkhizo on Tue 9th Jun 2009 22:49 in reply to "RE: eject on imac"
zkhizo Member since:
2009-01-26

Didn't work for me even once (at least when I tried to eject unejectable disk, which means one that disappears from the desktop).

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RE[2]: eject on imac
by wanker90210 on Wed 10th Jun 2009 09:22 in reply to "RE: eject on imac"
wanker90210 Member since:
2007-10-26

Usually not, unfortunately.

Ctrl-eject (sleep) eject
drutil eject
drutil eject internal # etc

Usually doesn't bite either when she's moody.

Pragmatic solution is of course to have an external dvd, which I have.

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RE: eject on imac
by fretinator on Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:41 in reply to "eject on imac"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I think there is an iPhone app for that...

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RE: eject on imac
by Putto on Wed 10th Jun 2009 10:50 in reply to "eject on imac"
Putto Member since:
2009-06-10

Or you could use Disk Utility

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