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deshoebox 10-05-2013 07:21 PM

Macbook pro manual disk eject?
 
Can't get disk to eject from Macbook Pro. None of the things I've read have worked. Any suggestions?

docx 10-05-2013 08:14 PM

What have you tried so far?

harryb2448 10-05-2013 08:58 PM

G'day and welcome to the forums.

Boot and hold down mouse key/keypad button. Install 'Eject' icon on Menu Bar. Sure the optical drive is okay?


http://macs.about.com/od/macoperatin...jectcdmenu.htm

cradom 10-05-2013 10:31 PM

Also usually can press and hold F12 to eject. Might need to press fn key too depending on keyboard.

pigoo3 10-05-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deshoebox (Post 1541421)
None of the things I've read have worked.

It DEFINITELY helps if you tell us what you tried.

You've gotten some great suggestions already from other members...so you should be in great shape.:)

- Nick

deshoebox 10-05-2013 10:38 PM

F12 did nothing. The "Eject" button did nothing. Restarting while holding the mouse button did nothing. Restarting while holding down Command-Option-O-F did nothing. Restarting while sliding in a folded piece of thin cardboard did nothing. Going to Disk Utilities and trying to eject from there did nothing.

deshoebox 10-05-2013 10:38 PM

Sorry...here's what I've tried and what it accomplished: F12 did nothing. The "Eject" button did nothing. Restarting while holding the mouse button did nothing. Restarting while holding down Command-Option-O-F did nothing. Restarting while sliding in a folded piece of thin cardboard did nothing. Going to Disk Utilities and trying to eject from there did nothing.

pigoo3 10-05-2013 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deshoebox (Post 1541449)
Sorry...here's what I've tried and what it accomplished: F12 did nothing. The "Eject" button did nothing. Restarting while holding the mouse button did nothing. Restarting while holding down Command-Option-O-F did nothing. Restarting while sliding in a folded piece of thin cardboard did nothing. Going to Disk Utilities and trying to eject from there did nothing.

Some keyboard layouts are different. On some keyboards....the optical drive eject key may be F12...on my MacBook Pro it isn't. What you want to look for is the key with the underlined solid triangle icon on it (it's usually the upper-right most key on the keyboard).

HTH,

- Nick

deshoebox 10-06-2013 01:34 AM

Thanks, yes. Mine has the same thing...that's what I was calling the "Eject" button. It's just to the right of F12.

harryb2448 10-06-2013 07:13 PM

Sounds like a failed slot loading optical drive.

VAMountaineer 10-08-2013 04:32 AM

reboot and hold "C"...

it'll try to boot from the drive, then will spit it out if unsuccessful....

chas_m 10-08-2013 08:15 AM

If holding down the mouse or trackpad button while starting up didn't at least TRY to eject the drive, then the drive is dead.


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