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    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?

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    What have you tried so far?

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    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
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Also usually can press and hold F12 to eject. Might need to press fn key too depending on keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deshoebox View Post
    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deshoebox View Post
    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,

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

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    Sounds like a failed slot loading optical drive.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    reboot and hold "C"...

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

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    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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