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    How to get DVD disk ejected?
    I know there is are start up keys used to get the screen needed to eject a DVD inside a Macbook, Anyone please advise me the needed keys to hold down during start up.

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    I found this on the mac forums. It's from a really old post, but it should still work.

    To eject a disc using firmware:
    Restart the computer.
    When you hear the startup sound, press and hold the Command-Option-O-F keys. (The Command key has an Apple on it.)
    Release the keys when you see a white welcome screen.
    At the prompt, type:
    eject cd

    Press Return, then wait a few seconds. The disc drive should eject the disc, and "ok" appears on the screen when the action is complete.
    Type:
    mac-boot

    Press Return.
    Your computer starts up normally and you see the familiar Mac OS X desktop.

    I hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomishninja View Post
    I found this on the mac forums. It's from a really old post, but it should still work.

    To eject a disc using firmware:
    Restart the computer.
    When you hear the startup sound, press and hold the Command-Option-O-F keys. (The Command key has an Apple on it.)
    Release the keys when you see a white welcome screen.
    At the prompt, type:
    eject cd

    Press Return, then wait a few seconds. The disc drive should eject the disc, and "ok" appears on the screen when the action is complete.
    Type:
    mac-boot

    Press Return.
    Your computer starts up normally and you see the familiar Mac OS X desktop.

    I hope that helps.
    Thank you very much for the quick answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    Or restart the macbook holding down the mouse button.

    +1 for this easy fix.
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    Maybe Brent his MB does not have a mouse?

    Prsonally prefer the eject tool in the Menu Bar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Maybe Brent his MB does not have a mouse?

    Prsonally prefer the eject tool in the Menu Bar.


    Mac 101: Eject button in the menu bar | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
    Sometimes when installing software a problem happens, and the program just quits, leaving the DVD disk inside. there is no eject tool that works.
    As it's been posted it's done at start up using the board keys.

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