iMac Eject disabling

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  1. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    at work i am trying to make sure no one steals the dvd playing in the 17" iMac on display... i

    s there any way to disable the eject key and change the way to open the superdrive???

    thanks
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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  3. steeleclipse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :D

    i suppose... however, I want to be able to close the movie window and demo the iMac right away for a waiting potential customer....

    there has to be a way :D
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    might wanna try here

    stolen link from jayb2000 (credit given) :D
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Well, this might not work but it's a shot in the dark. Try running DVD player as a Root process, so you'd have to go into Terminal and sudo-kill it to eject the DVD (it will say it's in use otherwise)... You could still pause it and exit full-screen, but I don't think you could quit DVD player from the GUI--

    pnw
     
  6. unc32 macrumors regular

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    why don't you disconnect the keyboard and only use the mouse. Even though with a mouse you can sill open the drive.
     
  7. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you just use DVD Backup to copy the DVD onto the iMac's hard drive? That way, you can just play it from the desktop without having to have a DVD in the drive.

    P.S. - If you're really that concerned about someone stealing your DVD, I have one word for you: Insurance. It does cover thefts, you know.....
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    thats your answer right there. use toast and make a disc image of it and play it.

    iJon
     
  9. steeleclipse thread starter macrumors 6502

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