powerbook eject key

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by swindmill, Mar 21, 2005.

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    swindmill

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    #1
    I've had my powerbook for about a month now, and I've noticed that the eject key has never worked to eject a CD. I thought that maybe it only worked under certain circumstances, but I'm starting to wonder why I'm never able to eject a CD with it. I have to drag the icon to the trash.

    Should the eject key always eject any CD/DVD in the drive?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    You have to hold it down for a few seconds, and it can't be in use or anything. Does it still not work?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    If the disc isn't in use, it should just eject. I've not tested, but from memory, I think it will also eject if you're in the middle of playing a DVD.
     
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    swindmill

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    :eek: . Well, I've just never held the button down. I guess I assumed tapping was sufficient. Holding it down for 1-2 seconds does the trick, thanks.
     
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    To add on to dferrara,
    make sure you hold down the eject button long enough for a triangle icon to appear in the middle of the screen.

    Hope this helps.
     

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