"Safetly remove hardware (XP)" needed for mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Peter Griffin, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Peter Griffin macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if it was safe for me to disconnect my peripherals (ie. mouse and speakers) and the power cord whenever I choose. Do I need to go to some where in order to safely disconnect these things like in Windows XP?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Mouse and speakers are fine just to disconnect. External drives (including iPods in disk mode, some cameras and PSPs in USB mode) should be ejected first to ensure that anything in the write buffers is flushed to the device.
     
  3. Peter Griffin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where can I go to disconnect cameras and such?
     
  4. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Click on the icon and press command-e, or drag the icon to the trash (which turns into an eject icon).

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  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    #5
    You can also right click (or control click) on the icon for the device, and select Eject from the menu that comes up.
     

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