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Old Jul 13, 2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Erm, how do I open the CD/DVD drive?

Am getting my 1.8Ghz g5 ready for sale. My apple keyboard is bust, so I've just attached a PC one I have handy. The only problem is, without the eject button on the keyboard, how do I get the disc drive open? There's no disc in it that I can eject by dragging to the trash.

Surely there is a simple way?
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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I'm sure I remember reading that it was F12? Give that a shot.
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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I'm sure I remember reading that it was F12? Give that a shot.
yes, I think it is F12.

http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/miniguide.ars
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 12:04 PM   #4
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f12 not working. Any way I can assign functions to the f keys?

This is rather hilarious.
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 12:22 PM   #5
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Have Toast?

If you have Toast, you can use it to open drive bays by hitting the eject icon in the lower right hand . Hope it works. (Edit) I just checked it to make sure & it worked. (Edit) I just checked this method & it works.
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Is there not some pin hole you can put a paperclip in to manually open the CD drive?

EDIT: Actually if you were to use the Toast idea posted above, Burn might give the same option if you haven't got Toast seeing as Burn is free.
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 12:37 PM   #7
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Toast idea worked, thanks guys!
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 01:08 PM   #8
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Itunes Has eject button also

As I suspected, ITunes has an eject button in the lower right also, just hit it and you are good to go..
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You can also add the eject menu in the top right menu bar.
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