for those with dual optical drives...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Scarlet Fever, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    How do you eject the second drive?

    I have a MacBook, and I got my hands on an external drive. I can't figure out any key combinations to eject it though. I've tried all combinations of command, option, control and shift - F12, and the thing won't open.

    I posted this here because i thought those most likely to have two optical drives would have them installed in a tower machine.

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  2. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Option-Eject should work. There should also now be a menu bar item on the right that looks like the eject symbol and if you click on it you can eject any of the optical drives.

    However, you have an external, things may be different. I think you may have to use the button on the drive to open it before you put in a disk. With the disk in you can drag it to the trash to get it out or I think that the eject button/key combo should work then.
     
  4. Scarlet Fever thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was planning on using the base of a G4 iMac as the case for a HDD and an optical drive. Does this mean i'm going to have to drill a button hole in it? Is the a script i can download which would allow me to eject it through the OS?
     
  5. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    Optical 1 [Master Drive] = Eject
    Optical 2 [Secondary Drive] = Option+Eject

    I have the factory drive that came with my tower as my Secondary, and my Pioneer DVR-110D as my Primary Drive. After, I installed the second drive OS X activated a Menu with a Eject symbol, it looks like this:
     

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    Nermal

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    Open up /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu to get the menu, if you don't already have it.
     

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